Pyramidal evergreen self-pollinating female trees. Segmented yellow fruit are acid/sweet fresh, or preserved when mature, dried when fully ripe. Warm moist, frost free climate. Water well in summer. Shade when young.
• Garcinia tinctoria
Place in hole taking care not to disturb root system, with top of root ball level with the garden bed. Fill in and firm down soil around roots, create a 4-7 cm depression to act as a watering basin. Water in well.
Type of soil will influence growth rate and height.
TYPE OF PLANT
• G. mangostana
• G. tinctoria
• G. cochinchinsis