Lemon Drop Mangosteen (Garcinia intermedia)

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews
Regular price $22.95
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Sweet and sour flavors go hand-in-hand for Lemon Drop Mangosteen. Garcinia intermedia is a rare fruit tree native to Northwestern regions of South America, through Central America and Mexico.

This rare tropical evergreen fruit tree is a Mangosteen relative with unmatched vigor. It’s fast-growing, adaptable, and full of potential. The Lemon Drop Mangosteen bears sweet fruit that easily ranks among some of our favorite mangosteen varieties.  Like all Garcinias, the Lemon Drop Mangosteen has a really unique tropical flavor that is sweet and tart and pretty impossible to stop eating once you get started.

You can eat Lemon Drop Mangosteen right from the tree, or save the fruits for a rejuvenating snack. If you’re feelin’ jazzy, Lemon Drop Mangosteen juice can invigorate any freshly-poured cocktail, too. Simply peel the small yellow shell to uncover the round bundles of fun inside to welcome a refreshing tart twist in the peak of Mangosteen season. The taste falls somewhere between pineapple and citrus.

Plant Type: 
Tropical Evergreen Fruit Tree 

Harvest Season: 

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 

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: 

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

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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Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 3 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
80%would recommend this product
5 reviews
  • W
    Verified Reviewer
    I do not recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    4 weeks ago
    Too small and fragile to survive

    Purchased three plants. All tiny seedlings were healthy looking, but died within three weeks. My experience with the plants that cost $25 is that they are just seedlings and have an extremely low survival rate. Will all the $25 plants, $50 with shipping, my survival rate is 20%. Terrible statistics for essentially a $50 plant. I cannot understand why Sow Exotic cannot allow the plant to grow 6 more moths to provide a more viable plant. Unfortunately, neglected to ask for refund. Chalked it up to my foolishness of doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome. Only by 2-3 foot trees from Sow Exotics.

    If you insist on growing this plant, plan to grow it in a nursery for at least a year. More so for slow growing plants.

    Overall advice: don’t by any seedlings from Sow Exotics. Only purchase one to two year old plsnts.

  • J
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    4 Stars

    The item made it. It was considerably smaller than the last lemon drop mangosteen I order from you of the same size. It also took a bit longer to rebound

  • ZS
    Zdenka S.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Plant arrived very healthy looking

    Plant arrived very healthy looking

  • BF
    Ben F.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Healthy Little Tree

    Tree arrived in good condition secured properly in it's packaging. It arrived with two nodes of growth, maybe 4" in height. 2 weeks later it is still doing fine. Didn't arrive within 3 days, but I ordered the weekend after Thanksgiving and I live in Hawaii, so I understand why it took a bit longer.

  • J
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Healthy and Well Potted

    This was one of three plants on the order, they all where shipped fast and arrived within 3 days. The seedling is very healthy and has new growth. I have been buying from different places rare and exotic fruit and this place is certainly worth buying from. The seedling I got is about 5 inches tall with new growth.

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