Often referred to as the Queen of Fruits, tropical evergreen tree native to Asia, the fragrant edible flesh can be described as sweet and tangy, citrusy with peach flavor and texture. Suitable only for tropical climates or a warm greenhouse.
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating), 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
April, May, June
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Customer Comments on Mangosteen Purple
Is not pollinated, fruit and seeds are always clones of the parent. Ultra-tropical, killed at 4C. To grow properly it needs year-round hot, steamy weather. Not worth trying south of Mackay QLD. The best fruit in the world! | Eamonn O'loghlin - Brisbane, QLD 24-Sep-2009
Fruits successfully in coastal Sydney (frost free, warm temperate climate) if given a position in full sun, sheltered from winter winds, and watered deeply once weekly in dry weather. | Jerry Coleby-williams - Brisbane, QLD 18-Dec-2010
Fruits within 6 years if pampered in NQ.Trees cannot handle wind or drying out. | Mike Trenerry - Cairns, QLD 04-Jun-2011
I would not believe that mangosteen fruits in sydney without good photographic evidence. | Chris Perry - Mclaren Flat, SA 08-Oct-2012
Mangosteen is called the Queen of fruits in Thailand. I always eat it at least 1 kilo a times. I'm not kidding!!! I'm Thai and eat a lots. It is very nice. I really want to grow it at my place then I will have fresh mangosteen to eat as much as I can :))) | Kimmy - Jimboomba, QLD 28-Feb-2015
Try growing them hydroponically in rockwool cubes w/acidic nutrient solution for first 10 months, with both foliar and root applications. Use excellent nutrients and avoid deficiencies. Frequent rooting gel apps every 10 days (place gel on lower stem). | Troy S. Mcneill - Troy, NY 10-Jun-2016
I have a 5m tall mangosteen tree grown from a seedling through the post. I'm about 4km from the sea. I put it down the side of the house under some large palms between us & the neighbours house, it's growing beautifully. I'm hoping for fruit in Feb | Mat - Gold Coast, QLD 01-Nov-2017
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