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Luc's Garcinia

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Grant starts with ...
Just wondering if any one knows how Luc's Garcinia goes fruit wise if grown on their own, do they need a pollenator? And how long it might take for a seedling to produce fruit in sub-tropics? Cheers
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sternus1 says...
Yes, they are self pollinating. All Garcinia are painfully slow growing, but Luc's seems to be especially fiendish. You are looking at ten years, in all probability. I have some 4 year olds that are still only 1ft high.

Long wait, incredible payoff. What that wait buys you just might be the best fruit on Earth.
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MIke T1 says...
My biggest one is barely 1m after 2.5 years in the ground and 2 others are 60 cm after 10 months. Madrono,gardneriana brasiliense, macrophylla,bicuda and others from South America are much faster in my climate.
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Thithi says...
How would you fertilise garcinia? Like citrus or mango ? Thanks
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sternus1 says...
If you try and push them with fertilizer, you will either kill them, or end up with deformed growth. Apply small amounts of gentle fertilizer irregularly.

Waiting is the game.
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Grant says...
Thanks guys for the feedback, seems to be quite an investment in time!
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mcmelb1 says...
Hi Grant, Mike and Sternus,
Just wondering where you guys got your seedlings of Luc's Garcinia? Do you guys have any spare to sell?
Cheers
Mark
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Grant says...
Hi Mark, I originally planned to get seeds from Luc, but ended up getting 2 seedlings from Daleys. Both are in the ground and growing steadily.
I’ll put out the feelers for you but they are pretty rare as i’m sure you know. I can only suggest ordering seeds from Luc, waiting for a Daley’s seedling, or just what you are already doing. Good luck mate
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mcmelb1 says...
Hi Grant.
Thanks for the reply and the help. I actually bought seeds from Luc last year, but the seeds were confiscated by Australian customs because of the confusion with the species name! I'm guessing Daley's must get seeds domestically?..
I'm on Daley's notification list, but just thought i'd seek out other sources given the rarity and demand for the plants.
Cheers
Mark
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Mike Tr says...
None are fruiting in Australia yet. No undescribed species are allowed into Australia so call them something. The official bicon Garcinia list is riddled with errors anyway.
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Kenny says...
What time of year are the seeds available from luc?
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ivepeters says...
Hopefully will finally produce this year. Have lots of flowers and others ready to, on both of mine.
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Edward3 says...
Hi. Good photos of the coming fruits. How long did you have to wait from the time you planted the seedlings?
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ivepeters says...
Nearly 8 years
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Edward3 says...
That's very long but I guess quite normal for seedlings. I wonder if they could be grafted onto Achacha rootstocks. I wonder why Daleys doesn't graft them - they only list seedlings.
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ivepeters says...
Probably longer than normal, they were neglected occasionally during the past few years. Travelling.
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Chad1 says...
I've seen them grafted to achacha, imbe and lemon drop mangosteen/madrono online.

I grafted two cuttings from mine onto two imbes a month ago than covered with ziplock bags. The scions are still green at the moment so fingers crossed.
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Edward3 says...
Hello Chad. Would you have a couple of scions that I could buy from you? I would like to try grafting them onto my achacha seedling which is already a few years old.
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Chad1 says...
Sorry not at the moment. I probably should have waited another year or two before removing the one's I did but I was impatient. Hopefully I get some decent growth over Spring and Summer and I can help you then. I wish I had the space to put it in ground
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Edward3 says...
You are quite right - it is too small to be taking cuttings. I would have bought the plant from Daleys, but they seem to have very long waiting times (years) for some of the plants I am interested in.
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Chad1 says...
That's where I got mine from, in 2017.
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bspargo says...
Hey Edward3, I’m not far from you, near west Ryde, I also have a 8-9 year old achacha. Any sign of flowers on yours yet? Mine is shooting new leaves now, still small, I keep looking hoping for flower buds but nothing still! I actually just bought a grafted Lucs garcinia from Steve on one of the forums. He wouldn’t sell scions but I’m hoping to get some as this grafted one gets bigger.
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Edward3 says...
I planted some achachas from seed in 2010 and still not one flower. Any day now..:).

If you get anything, let me know.
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Edward3 says...
I actually planted about a dozen seeds and they all sprouted. After 11 years, the plants have a wide variation in size ranging from 30cm up to 2m. Those in shade grow tall.
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bspargo says...
Nice, I only planted two seeds and lost one along the way. Do you still have around a dozen growing?
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Edward3 says...
Yes, they are still all growing. They are quite tough plants, I don't water them much, and I transplanted one a couple of times without shock.
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