Outdoor Garcinia?

pj1881(10a PBC Fla.)October 26, 2011

Are any of you successfully growing Garcinia outdoors in Florida, if so what varieties? Also, how far north?? (and I realize that there are alot of discrepancies in names)

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boson(Delray Beach,Florida)

Hi,

I have a few different Garcinia plants, all growing in pots. I bring them inside the garage during cold weather. So far they have all survived:

Garcinia acuminata
Garcinia brasiliensis
Garcina sp. (Mexican)
Garcinia gardneriana
Garcinia sp. (achachairu)
Garcinia intermedia
Garcinia madruno
Garcinia mangostana (mangosteen)

I live in Delray Beach.

Tomas

    Bookmark   October 26, 2011 at 9:39PM
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jeffhagen(10B)

My Garcinia intermedia didn't flinch when we had those 2 cold winters. The Garcinia intermedia seems to be fairly bullet proof. You can plant the darn things in heavy shade or full sun and they could care less.

Jeff

    Bookmark   October 26, 2011 at 9:49PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

I would echo Jeff's comments regarding g. intermedia. No cold damage at all at 28 F. (for a short time anyway). G. livingstonei (Imbe) is equally hardy....but of questionable desireability. Mangosteens are actually more cold tolerant than what people think. I think they can tolerate cold as long as there is no freeze or frost. They may not thrive, but in my experience, they will not die either. So, from what I have seen, you are safe with mangosteen to 40 F and perhaps a little lower for a short period of time. On G. laterifolia and magnifolia....I am not that experienced. I would think that for madruno or charicheula, cold here in Florida should not be a concern because I think it grows at altitude and experiences cold in its native range.

Harry

    Bookmark   October 27, 2011 at 8:17AM
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ohiojay(z6 OH)

If you got the brasiliensis from PR, it is most likely laterifolia(achachairu).

    Bookmark   October 27, 2011 at 10:05AM
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boson(Delray Beach,Florida)

Hi ohiojay,

My Garcinia brasiliensis came directly from Brazil, so I think I got the right label on them.

Tomas

    Bookmark   October 27, 2011 at 6:43PM
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pj1881(10a PBC Fla.)

Thanks Jay!
My Garcinia were actually sent to me by Pedro DePacas in Puerto Rico.. He mailed me...

Grafted
Madruno (Garcinia Madruno Large leaf)
Bakupari (Garcinia Brasiliensis) probably Laterfolia
Mameyito (Garcinia Intermedia)
Kwai Muk

Seedling
Pachira Aquatica

Harry, I saw your Intermedia, it looked great! Thanks for the info..

Tomas,
My plans were to bring them in for winter in pots, I just hope they will make it next spring when I plug em in the ground! Thanks for the info!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2011 at 6:59PM
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ohiojay(z6 OH)

I think Eric Bronson had planted some garcinias out. He's in your area.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2011 at 7:07PM
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boson(Delray Beach,Florida)

Hi ohiojay,

Yes now when you mention it. When I visited his place I saw all his Garcinias (impressive!), but I cannot remember which of them were in the ground and which of them grow in pots.

Tomas

    Bookmark   October 27, 2011 at 9:30PM
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tita1970

How can I acelerate the growth of my achachairu, anyone know it

Here is a link that might be useful: ME

    Bookmark   February 15, 2012 at 5:45PM
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