False Mangosteen, Yellow Mangosteen
Garcinia xanthochymus

Family: Clusiaceae
Genus: Garcinia (gar-SIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: xanthochymus (zan-tho-KY-mus) (Info)

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

By grafting

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tampa, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 20, 2008, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

Garcinia xanthochymus is a very appreciated fruit, for it's sweet & acid taste. Though not so common in Mauritius ; sometimes can be found in nurseries as seedlings. Fruits are yellow when ripe and very juicy. The fruit is also known for it's anoxidant properties used in many natural medecine. Trees can grow in very large way even bigger than Mango tree, branches can covers15-20 m in diameter. Fruits are roundish and about size of golf balls and seeds are roundish - elongated and dark brown in colour.

Positive

On Nov 24, 2008, fauna4flora from West Palm Beach, FL wrote:

I must say that this species can be grown in full sun. The fruits may not always have two seeds and can be tart compared to others in the genus. A very interesting tropical fruit, nonethless, and a great candidate for container gardening.

Positive

On Sep 10, 2005, aztropic from Mesa, AZ wrote:

The yellow mangosteen tree is very similar to a mango tree and would do well where mango's grow outdoors.The fruit is like a large yellow plum,only more acidic,and generally contains 2 seeds per fruit.