Madrono in hand up against the fruit tree

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Madrono Growing on the tree that is ripe and ready to pick

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Madrona Fruit

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Madrono tree

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Madrono or Arbutus

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Leaf of the Madrono

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We Explore the Fruit and talk about how they grow in different climates comparing them to the Achacha but for cooler weather

(7/9) We Explore the Fruit and talk about how they grow in different climates comparing them to the Achacha but for cooler weather

Madrono  For Sale

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Madrono For Sale (Size: Medium)  (Grown from Seed)

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Garcinia intermedia
Very attractive slow growing tree, with dark green leathery leaves. Native to wet forests of Central America.Oval shaped fruits are produced in summer reaching up to 5cm. The white pulp has a pleasant subacid aromatic flavour, but can be quite acid if har... Read More
Other Names: Lemon Drop Mangosteen, Bakupari mirim

$34.95 ($21.00-$49.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Madrono

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 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 Years

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

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April

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A smooth, brilliant yellow fruit with sweet translucent flesh. It has delicious flavour reminiscent of creme caramel and a texture that is extremely smooth and luscious. The fruit is considered a delicacy for those who can grow it successfully, and it thrives in warm subtropical and tropical conditions.It is native to South America and can be found growing wild throughout much of Amazonia. In Brazil the pulp from the plant is used medicinally, to relieve coughs and bronchitis. Of course, most people love the fruit's flavour, which is enhanced when eaten slightly chilled. Cut in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon and enjoy. It can be used to flavour ice cream and make other desserts.
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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 widely cultivated as a home fruit. Hardy to most conditions. Dark green leathery leaves and ornamental structure make it appealing as an interesting and edible landscape plant. Grows to a bush or small tree to 4-6 m. Imbes have good salt tolerance and are also wind tolerant. Trees are dioecious, so one each of a male and female are needed for pollination and fruit set. Plant a minimum of 3 seedlings to increase the chances of having one of each. Isolated female trees will set a few small fruit parthenocarpically but the quality and size is always better with a male pollinator.

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$54.00 ($17.90-$89.00 choose a size)

One of the largest and most attractive fruits with good, sweet flavour. High flesh to seed ratio with very slight fibre. Susceptible to Black Spot and Anthracnose. It has proven to be a consistent cropper over a range of climates. Vigorous growth habit. wt 675gms. It can be purchased as a more expensive grafted variety which will fruit earlier and have a known cultivar or cheaper seedling plants which are more hardy than the grafted selection and these seedling plants although they take longer to fruit and establish. They are more hardy and will be slightly more resistant to cooler temperatures.

Madrono Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 9months ago



Anything from the mangosteen family's gotta be good.

★★ 3y ago


Looked nice and survived winter in ground without protection but then died in spring following a cold night although it sruvived mych colder nights in winter. Maybe the accumilative effect of cold and wind.

Kathleen Fox
3y ago

Alice River, QLD, Australia


The madrono fruits well in Townsville. I have 2 small conical shaped trees that are about 1.5 cm in size.

Potty Bob 1
★★★★ 4y ago


Looking forward to these mangosteen type fruit . Just a small 20 cm seedling for now


★★ 5y ago

DERRIMUT, VIC, Australia

Can handle Melbourne winter. 

David Kault
8y ago

Townsville, QLD, Australia


The illustration seems to show a fruit called lemon drop mangosteen (Garcinia intermedia) rather than madrono - I understand that the latter are larger with a rough skin. However, despite their small size (approx 1.5cm) these lemon drop fruit are v good

★★★ 13y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

However I am not sure how I can grow this fruit as the label says male andfemale required to pollinate, but then tend to be sold as yound plantswithout labling whether they are male or female. I don't think I canafford to by a whole bunch and hope I ge...

Peter Mawson
14y ago

Sarina Beach, QLD


My Madrono is fruiting after 3 very dry years . It is now flowering for 3rd time this season and he has no other Madrono to cross polinate with !

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