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Button Mangosteen

Garcinia praniana

a.k.a. Cherapu

Orange colored relative of the mangosteen with unusual sweet-sour flavored pulp. The fruits are smaller than the mangosteen and usually measure 1-2".

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Description

Tropical tree from 25-40ft tall. The trees are very slow growing but long-lived and can fruit when only a few feet tall. Button mangosteens are excellent plants for container growth.

Hardiness

Not frost hardy.

Growing Environment

Needs a humid, warm environment. Water regularly.

Propagation

By seed. The seeds (as with many Garcinia species, can be very slow to germinate, and may take 2-6 months to germinate.

Uses

Fruits are eaten fresh.

Native Range

Native to Thailand.

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