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Lemon Mangosteen

Garcinia intermedia

a.k.a. Mameyito, Monkey Fruit, Sastra

Small yellow fruit about an inch or two around. The pulp is translucent to white in color, with supposedly a madruno-like flavor.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Lemon Mangosteen. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in March 2014.

Description

A short tree, usually to 10-15ft. It is a fairly fast-grower for a Garcinia and can fruit within 2-3 years from seed.

Hardiness

Unknown. Probably not frost hardy.

Growing Environment

Grow in part-shade to full sun. Water regularly. Needs a high humidity environment to flourish. Should do well in containers.

Propagation

By seeds. Seeds should not be allowed to dry out.

Uses

Fruits are eaten fresh. The aromatic, sour pulp is used to flavor beverages, jams and jellies.

Native Range

Native to Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama).

Related Species

Clusiaceae  
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Garcinia hombroniana
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Garcinia mangostana
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Garcinia nervosa
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Gamboge
Mammea americana
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Rheedia macrophylla
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Rheedia madruno
Madrono