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Madrono

Rheedia madruno

Yellow, sometimes spotty fruit with a white-translucent pulp having an aromatic, acidic flavor. Related to the mangosteen, the madrono remains a relatively unknown, but attractive fruit.

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Description

A small tree, usually only to 5-15ft, but taller in its native range.

Hardiness

The madrono is much hardier than its famous relative the mangosteen, and can survive short periods of temperatures below 32F.

Growing Environment

Trees are very salt tolerant, but not too tolerant of acidic soils. Madrono's are slow growers and can be maintained for container culture.

Propagation

Usually by seeds.

Uses

Usually eaten fresh, but can also be made in to jams and jellies.

Native Range

Native to wet rain forest regions from Southern Mexico through Panama.

Related Species

Clusiaceae  
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Rheedia madruno
Madrono