Garcinia Spicata

Garcinia Spicata

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Native to Southeast Asia, this garlicky, durian-like fruit has been a curious and rare wonder of the exotic fruit world.

Sought after aesthetically for its highly-decorative qualities, the Garcinia spicata sports glossy, thick leaves in its dark green, globe shaped canopy. Its tolerance for salty-spray zones makes the Garlic Fruit tree great for shoreline hedging. They grow well within containers as well. Their flowers are a delicate white and grow into orange-yellow fruits of bitter, tart, garlicky flavor. 

The Garlic Fruit creates a resin known as Gamboge, a highly-concentrated combination of bioflavonoids and terpenes that were traditionally used in Ayurveda and supposedly sport hefty lists of benefits. 

Plant Type: 
Tropical Evergreen Fruit Tree 

Harvest Season: 
Summer

Mature Size: 
10-15 ft tall without pruning to its naturally conical shape and about 20-30 ft in their native habitat 

Soil & Moisture: 
Adaptable; Prefers well-drained soil with near neutral pH and rich in organic matter 

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun, Part Shade 

Self-Fertile: 
Yes. Seedling trees can be either male, female, or self-pollinating hermaphrodite and we advise having multiple plants to increase probability of production.

Growth Rate: 
Fast 

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Medium Pot Size: Grown from seed. Imbe are known to fruit prolifically within 6 years of planting.
Large Pot Size: Capable to produce within 5 years.

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