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Madrono Tree

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Adrian starts with ...
I was wondering if anyone growing a Madrono tree in Sydney?
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27th October 2014 6:40pm
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trikuslaptop1 says...
Are youn talking about the fake one G. brasiliensis or the real one ? Doubt if the real one would grow in Sydney , think it may be a little bit tropical .

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28th October 2014 1:46pm
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Mike Tr says...
Madrono is Garcinia madruno and fruit are quite large being 5 to 7cm long and can have quite rough skin depending on the variety.They are more tropical than small fruited G.brasiliensis or G.intermedia which have small fruit.I am not sure that any true madronos are in Australia.In Sydney G.gardneriana,achachairu and Luc's Mexican would be the ones to try and get as they are good quality and not too tropical.
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28th October 2014 2:48pm
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Adrian says...
Thanks Mike for the info I will try the Garcinia madruno see what happens.
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trikuslaptop1 says...
Saw what looked like true Madruno at Kerry Macevoys at Rare Fruit AGM meeting recently.
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Mike Tr says...
The rough skinned sweet madrono is probably a different species from the standard one.Kerry must have sourced her Garcinias from Jim West in Ecuador.
What did they look like trikus? G.macrophylla can have similar big fruit but the plants look different.
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trikuslaptop1 says...
Going to Xmas party at6 Kerrys soon , so will get a pic of tree and find out source .. most likely from her mate Andy Adair who goes to Columbia nearly every year .. fruit was an exact match for that pictured in fruits of Brazil book . heaps of seed was taken by members far and wide so its around now for members to try inn Bundy & Mackay and up north .
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31st October 2014 8:10am
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Mike Tr says...
Foliage and new growth would help also and I'll forward pix to the experts.Could be macrocarpa,magnifolia,sp.bicuda or one of the big fruiting others from that neck of the woods.Madrono will be broken into a few species soon with some much bigger fruited and sweeter than others.
Trikus, hit Kerry up for Borneo seeds and I can swap them for some real eye popping stuff that might surprise you.I have a need....a need for seed.
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Mike Tr says...
Trikus, Looks at the seed sellers pictures from Ecuador and Peurto Rico of species like G.madruno and you'll be all over it like a pitbull on a poodle.I have seedling of a few and can compare.As I said wait until people are drunk or create a diversion, snatch a bunch of seeds and make a getaway and we can talk turkey.
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