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Garcinia Intermedia Mameyito   Clusiaceae
 

Mameyito, Lemon Drop Mangosteen, Cherry Mangosteen, Monkey Fruit, Sastra, Garcinia Intermedia

 
Mameyito, Lemon Drop Mangosteen, Cherry Mangosteen, Monkey Fruit, Sastra, Garcinia Intermedia

Garcinia Intermedia
(Mameyito)
Other Names: Lemon Drop Mangosteen, Cherry Mangosteen, Monkey Fruit, Sastra

Related To: [Clusiaceae] Mangosteen, Imbe, Madrono

Main Uses: Fruit

Growth Rate: Moderate. Bears fruit in 3-4 years.

Mature Height/Spread: Small tree, can be kept and fruit in a pot with relative ease.

Flowering/Pollination: Small white flowers appear sporadically throughout the year, often setting fruit. Self fertile.

Tolerance: Intolerant of salt, and moderately tolerant of drought.

Soil/Nutrition: Adaptable, but prefers mildly acidic soils that are well drained, and supplemented with micro-nutrients.

Light: Part shade to full sun. Fruits more prolifically in full sun.

Wind: Small tree is sturdy.

Temperature: Will tolerate brief freezes, but generally prefers tropical or very warm subtropical temperatures.

Dangers: None.

Diseases Prone:

Bearing Age: 3-4 years from seed.

Fruit: Fruits are generally 1" in diameter, with a thin orange skin, and aromatic sour/sub-acid flesh.

History/Origin: Native to, and fairly common in most of Central America, where it is sometimes collected and sold in markets, but is not as highly esteemed as it's larger, more desirable native relatives.

Species Observations: This species will live in dryer areas, but requires high humidity to flourish.

Propogation: By seed, which is only viable for 1-2 days, and must be planted immediately.

Container Culture: Easily grown in a 10-15 gallon container for the duration of it's life, where it fruits often and easily with good care.

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Nutritional Information:

Preparation / Food: Fruits are eaten fresh, but are also made into preserves.

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Mameyito, Lemon Drop Mangosteen, Cherry Mangosteen, Monkey Fruit, Sastra, Garcinia Intermedia Mameyito, Lemon Drop Mangosteen, Cherry Mangosteen, Monkey Fruit, Sastra, Garcinia Intermedia Mameyito, Lemon Drop Mangosteen, Cherry Mangosteen, Monkey Fruit, Sastra, Garcinia Intermedia

  

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