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Garcinia fruits needed for research

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OllieGarcinia starts with ...
Hello there,

I am a research student interested in studying the health benefits of Garcinia fruits and health. Does anyone know where to get them around Queensland and NSW or even if there are any private trees available in the backyard perhaps?? I am open to any garcinia species, I have contacted the DAFF for assistance but it would be good to know if there are any kind hearted private growers who can supply me with other species! Your help is most appreciated :D :D
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Theposterformerlyknownas says...
Tropical Fruit World sometimes gives away their yellow mangosteen fruit.
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Pademelon1 says...
Hi Ollie,

There are a couple of species available in Australia.

If you are just looking for the fruits, you can buy the purple mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) and the Achacha (Garcinia humilis) on supermarket shelves in both QLD and NSW, although in NSW they are bloody expensive and not very fresh.

Since Achacha's are commerically grown in QLD, I recommend getting in contact with the growers as that will likely give you the largest supply of fruit.

However, if you are after more uncommon species, there are ~5 exotic species that you can find in QLD/NSW but you will likely have to find backyard fruits or Nurseries that supply those species. Daleys grows 4 other species, so maybe contact them directly.

There are also 3-4 species native to QLD. I don't know how 'fruity' these are, but they might be interesting to look into.

Hope this helps,
Pademelon1
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OllieGarcinia says...
Thanks! I will ask Tropical Fruit World about that

Pademelon1, I have already got the Achacha so thanks for that (should probably mention in my question). I need to find the purple mangosteen though, as it seems they are not easily available this season.

Thanks for your suggestions!

Cheers,
Ollie
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Botanic Gardens from Rockhampton to Cooktown(Public and Private) in Qld had some years ago, Rare Fruit groups in FNQ would know a fair bit.
Even dedicated fruit shops or market stalls should have contacts.
Purple mangosteen is avail at supermarkets and Asian groceries in Vic at times.
The native species might be good candidates for your research, more so than their fruit potential??
A lot is going to well outside of DAFF circles.
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Ross says...
Email me to discuss yellow mangosteen. I have a large 30 year old fruiting tree in Brisbane suburbia.

Mapline1@optusnet.com.au
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OllieGarcinia says...
Hi Jakfruit,

Thanks, do you know any of the native species in Australia?

Hi Ross,

Will email you. Thanks
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Pademelon1 says...
Hi Ollie,

I was wrong when I stated there are only 3-4 species of Garcinia native to QLD. I looked up the names of the species I knew, and found there to be 7 species native to QLD.

Native Garcinia's are found from around Cairns northwards, and species include G. brassii, G. warrenii, G. mestonii G. riparia and G. gibbsiae.

There are also populations of G. dulcis found around Iron range NP and other remnant forests nearby.

Of these species, G. mestonii is reportedly the most palatable native species.
I don't know if native wild G. dulcis populations would match SE Asian cultivated ones.
all of these species are rather difficult to obtain, but some, like G. brassii and G. warrenii are slightly easier.

I also found reports of other native garcinia's that are as yet unconfirmed.

I find this intriguing, hope you do too,
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Mike Tr says...
No dulcis I think and 3 are common in the wet tropics as far south as almost Townsville. Warreni is the best of that lot but still ordinary.A few feral xanthochymus are around and people grow around 5 new world species and 6 or 7 old world species and Oh yeah one African species.
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Plantmad says...
A friend in Julatten FNQ has at least one tree which I think might be Garcinia warrenii with fruit ripening now. If you’d like seeds, I can arrange that.

The tree resembles that of the lovely eating purple mangosteen with tasty while segments.

I might be wrong, as I’ve just used the picture in William and Wendy Cooper’s Field Guide to Tropical fruits book.
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TRG_88 says...
Hi @Plantmad. I've been looking everywhere for some Garcinia warrenii. I'd love some seeds if your friend is still ok to part with some.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
I have some seedlings of warrenii in Vic. Not too hard from fresh seed, but the seedlings dont like to be disturbed. They have a large taproot, doesnt seem to like bare root repotting. Tall pots or bags are good.
If I was doing it again I might try cuttings from fruiting tree. Fruit doesn't compare to real mangosteen, but not bad to eat, sour but nice. Probably not as sour as the Yellow mangosteen.
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