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Garcinia cambogia

This fruit, resembling a fluted pastry, is actually very tasty with a tart tangy aril around the seeds, not unlike the well known mangosteen. In India it is relished as a fresh fruit and its intense color is capable of coloring hundreds of times its volume into a brilliant Fuchsia pink. The tree thrives in hot humid climates and bears prolifically.

 
I'm always very happy with the quality of your seed. I have many specimens here in Key West that started out as seeds purchased through you. Thank you.
V.Z., Key West, Florida, USA - 26.02.2009
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germination comments by our visitors
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Seeds from this species ...

... are not rated.
put seeds in a bucket of leaves, the gas comming off the leaves helps germinate most seeds. of corse you keep it moist. aloha from the islands.....
Submitted on 23/12/2013 by Terry-cephas

... are average to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
Having germinated many Garcinia mangostana - Mangosteen and other Garcinia sp. I would say they would germinate reasonably quickly in our humid Wet/Dry Tropics (Darwin, AUS). If they are anything like the Mangosteen they do not produce seed but asexually develop propagules within the fruit. They also don't have root hairs. so continually moist soil is a given for good production.
Submitted on 21/12/2013 by Tim West

... are average to germinate and need up to 1 month to sprout.
How to Germinate Cambodge: 1) Peel the coats off the 2-inch seeds to reveal the white cotyledons. Immerse those cotyledons in a 550 ppm (parts per million) mix of gibberellic acid and water for 12 hours. 2) Choose a planting container large enough to accommodate the seeds. Plant them 1 inch deep in seed-starting mix. 3) Keep the mix damp and warm, and expect the seeds to take from three weeks to three months to germinate. Place the cotyledons in a covered container of distilled water for faster sprouting, which should take 10 to 12 days.
Submitted on 27/11/113 by me

... are difficult to germinate and need up to 3 months to sprout.
How to Germinate Cambodge: 1) Peel the coats off the 2-inch seeds to reveal the white cotyledons. Immerse those cotyledons in a 550 ppm (parts per million) mix of gibberellic acid and water for 12 hours. 2) Choose a planting container large enough to accommodate the seeds. Plant them 1 inch deep in seed-starting mix. 3) Keep the mix damp and warm, and expect the seeds to take from three weeks to three months to germinate. Place the cotyledons in a covered container of distilled water for faster sprouting, which should take 10 to 12 days.
Submitted on 29/07/2013 by one of our visitors

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Plants from this species ...

... are of excellent ornamental value
In houghton lake in usa they need much care and grow normal.
this plant grows like a pumkin or acorn squash trails need to be done in Michigan. I would like to trial it in Michigan climate . I have a green house. I have had large success with other plants similar. would like to try Michigan.
Submitted on 12/12/113 by sandra butler

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If you wish to read more on palm cultivation, we highly recommend Ornamental Palm Horticulture by Timothy K. Broschat and Alan W. Meerow, available in our bookshop.

Ratings and comments reflect individual experiences and the views of our visitors. They do not necessarily describe the most appropriate methods, nor are they necessarily valid for all seeds or plants of this species. Germination and plant cultivation success depends on many different factors; nevertheless, these experiences will hopefully aid you in your effort to get the best germination results from our seeds and the best growth results from your plants.

 
       
 
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
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