Ripe fruits and foliage of Garcinia livingstonei (also called imbe)

(1/2) Ripe fruits and foliage of Garcinia livingstonei (also called imbe) By Christopher Hind [Wikipedia Free License, Commercial Use] (Photo Credits)

Imbe For Sale (Size: Large)  (Grown from Seed)

(2/2) Imbe For Sale (Size: Large) (Grown from Seed)

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Imbe

Garcinia livingstonei
Originating in Africa, this tree bears a small plum like fruit bright orange in colour. A thin layer of acid-sweet, watery pulp surrounds the seed. The rather tender skin tends to prevent packing and shipping of the fruit, but it deserves to be more widel... Read More
Other Names: African Mangosteen

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Specifications of Imbe

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 3 Plants (Male and Female)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Semi Dwarf (2/3 Normal Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April

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Imbe Reviews & Tips

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Eamonn O'loghlin
14y ago

Brisbane, QLD

Imbe

Dead ugly tree, but the fruit are definitely worth it!

JasonRutkowski1
★★★★ 14y ago

Winmalee, NSW, Australia

Was growing well but got washed away in large flood

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