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Garcinia Madrono Madrono   Clusiaceae
 

Bumpy Lemon, Charichuela, Madrono, Garcinia Madrono

 
Bumpy Lemon, Charichuela, Madrono, Garcinia Madrono

Garcinia Madrono
(Madroņo)
Other Names: Bumpy Lemon, Charichuela

Related To: [Clusiaceae] Mangosteen, Mameyito, Imbe

Main Uses: Fruit

Growth Rate: Slow in it's early years, graduating to moderate after 4 years. Like many garcinias, the growth is "exponential;" the bigger it is, the faster it grows.

Mature Height/Spread: Small tree with large glossy leaves.

Flowering/Pollination: Female trees will set fruit on their own. A male tree will increase fruit production substantially.

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

Soil/Nutrition: Slightly acidic, well drained. Micronutrients are must with this species, which can be prone to iron deficiency.

Light: Shade to full sun. Fruits well in shade or dappled sunlight.

Wind: Fairly sturdy.

Temperature: Though it is certainly more cold hardy than it's famous relative, the mangosteen, g. madrono will not tolerate temperatures below freezing for very long. Often shows delayed cold damage after a light frost event. Has been successfully grown and fruited in coastal southern Florida by many rare fruit enthusiasts.

Dangers: None.

Diseases Prone:

Bearing Age: 4-6 years from seed.

Fruit: Small, bumpy lemon shaped fruits, with segmented flesh inside. The flesh has an excellent flavor aptly described as "lemon cotton candy."

History/Origin: Native to moist Central American regions, from southern Mexico to Panama.

Species Observations: Bill Whitman called this species "charichuela," a common name often attributed to other, closely related garcinia species.

Propogation: Typically by seeds.

Container Culture: Container culture is possible eventually reaching a 25 gallon container. Due to their slow growth, these small trees can be kept a manageable size for some time.

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Nutritional Information:

Preparation / Food: Interesting fruits are eaten fresh, often chilled.

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