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Where To Buy Mangosteen Tree

The mangosteen is one of the slowest-growing of the tropical tree fruits but it is also one of the longest living. Seedling trees normally require from 10-15 years to fruiting. The mangosteen is a dioecious evergreen tree, 6-25m high, with a straight trunk, up to 25-35cm in diameter and symmetrically arranged branches which form a regular, pyramidal-shaped crown.

where to buy mangosteen tree

For customers in Hawaii and Alaska and other territories under the control of the United States, but not part of the contiguous United States, the only shipping method available is FedEx Express Service. Our trees are shipped in carton boxes. The preferred shipping carrier is: FedEx Home Delivery / Ground / Express

We ship our trees using custom-made carton boxes. Our trees typically ship via FedEx ground. Depending on your destination, it can take 2-7 days for your tree to arrive. 99% of the time, the trees arrive alive to their final destination. Our trees are shipped in a container with soil.

Our warranty only covers the tree arriving alive and in fair condition. If you receive your tree in a condition in which the tree may not survive, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our address: Please do this within 48 hours or receiving your tree. We will review your email and get back to you within a few days. Remember to Keep the box in case we ask you to ship the plant back to us. Our warranty does not apply once you have planted the tree on the ground.

We get a lot of requests for pictures. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate this request, as we stock over 10,000 trees in different sizes. Completing the task of sending a picture of a specific tree to a customer can take 1-2 hours per request. And this same tree can be sold the very same day to another customer. Fortunately, our web site has pictures of most of our trees, which are remarkably like the actual tree that you will receive.

We recommend granular fertilizer for most of the tropical fruit trees.You can purchase the fertilizer on our website thru the link below...Fertilizer for Fruit Trees Granular N-P-K- with Micronutrients Fersol, 1 Pound Bag

Small smooth skinned red-purple fruits that range from 1 to 3 inches in diameter, house snow white segments of soft, juicy, luscious sweet and slightly acidic pulp. The flowers that precede the juicy treats are up to 2 inches wide with thick fleshy petals of yellow-red. Highly ornamental, these trees are termite resistant and the wood is often used for making tool handles. Bold and large sized in stature the Mangostana usually maxes out around 80 feet tall.

Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), also known as the purple mangosteen,[2] is a tropical evergreen tree with edible fruit native to tropical lands surrounding the Indian Ocean. Its origin is uncertain due to widespread prehistoric cultivation.[3][4] It grows mainly in Southeast Asia, southwest India and other tropical areas such as Colombia and Puerto Rico,[3][5][6] where the tree has been introduced.

The fruit of the mangosteen is sweet and tangy, juicy, somewhat fibrous, with fluid-filled vesicles (like the flesh of citrus fruits), with an inedible, deep reddish-purple colored rind (exocarp) when ripe.[3][5] In each fruit, the fragrant edible flesh that surrounds each seed is botanically endocarp, i.e., the inner layer of the ovary.[7][8] The seeds are of similar size and shape to almonds.

A tropical tree, the mangosteen must be grown in consistently warm conditions, as exposure to temperatures below 0 C (32 F) for prolonged periods will usually kill a mature plant. They are known to recover from brief cold spells rather well, often with damage only to young growth. Experienced horticulturists have grown this species outdoors, and brought them to fruit in extreme south Florida.[5]

The subsurface chemistry of the mangosteen exocarp comprises an array of polyphenols, including xanthones and tannins that assure astringency which discourages infestation by insects, fungi, plant viruses, bacteria and animal predation while the fruit is immature. Colour changes and softening of the exocarp are natural processes of ripening that indicates the fruit can be eaten and the seeds have finished developing.[9]

Once the developing mangosteen fruit has stopped expanding, chlorophyll synthesis slows as the next colour phase begins. Initially streaked with red, the exocarp pigmentation transitions from green to red to dark purple, indicating a final ripening stage. This entire process takes place over a period of ten days as the edible quality of the fruit peaks. Over the days following removal from the tree, the exocarp hardens to an extent depending upon post-harvest handling and ambient storage conditions, especially relative humidity levels. If the ambient humidity is high, exocarp hardening may take a week or longer when the flesh quality is peaking and excellent for consumption. However, after several additional days of storage, especially if unrefrigerated, the flesh inside the fruit might spoil without any obvious external indications. Using the hardness of the rind as an indicator of freshness for the first two weeks following harvest is therefore unreliable because the rind does not accurately reveal the interior condition of the flesh. If the exocarp is soft and yielding as it is when ripe and fresh from the tree, the fruit is usually good.[10]

Often described as a subtle delicacy,[2] the flesh bears an exceptionally mild aroma, quantitatively having about 1/400th of the chemical constituents of fragrant fruits, explaining its relative mildness.[11] The main volatile components having caramel, grass and butter notes as part of the mangosteen fragrance are hexyl acetate, hexenol and α-copaene.[citation needed]

Mangosteen is a plant native to Southeast Asia. Highly valued for its juicy, delicate texture and slightly sweet and sour flavor, the mangosteen has been cultivated in Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, Mainland Southeast Asia, and the Philippines since ancient times. The 15th-century Chinese record Yingya Shenglan described mangosteen as mang-chi-shih (derived from Malay manggis), a native plant of Southeast Asia of white flesh with a delectable sweet and sour taste.[12]

A description of mangosteen was included in the Species Plantarum by Linnaeus in 1753. The mangosteen was introduced into English greenhouses in 1855.[13] Subsequently, its culture was introduced into the Western Hemisphere, where it became established in West Indies islands, especially Jamaica. It was later established on the Americas mainland in Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, and Ecuador. The mangosteen tree generally does not grow well outside the tropics.[citation needed]

In Southeast Asia, mangosteen is commonly known as the "Queen of Fruit", and is frequently paired with durian, the "King of Fruit".[14] In Chinese food therapy, mangosteen is considered "cooling", making it a good counterbalance to the "heaty" durian.[14] There is also a legend about Queen Victoria offering a reward of 100 pounds sterling to anyone who could deliver to her the fresh fruit.[5][10] Although this legend can be traced to a 1930 publication by the fruit explorer David Fairchild,[2] it is not substantiated by any known historical document.[10]

Mangosteen trees have a weak root system and prefer deep, well drained soils with high moisture content, often growing on riverbanks.[17] The mangosteen is not adapted to limestone soils, sandy, alluvial soils or sandy soils with low organic matter content.[18][19] Mangosteen trees need a well distributed rainfall over the year (

In breeding of perennial mangosteen, selection of rootstock and grafting are significant issues to overcome constraints to production, harvesting or seasonality.[3] Most of the genetic resources for breeding are in germplasm collections, whereas some wild species are cultivated in Malaysia and the Philippines.[3][16] Conservation methods are chosen because storage of seeds under dried and low temperature conditions has not been successful.[3]

Because of the long duration until the trees yield fruits and the long resulting breeding cycles, mangosteen breeding has not proven attractive for transplanting or research.[3][20] Breeding objectives that may enhance mangosteen production include:[20]

Major mangosteen production occurs in Southeast Asia, mainly in Thailand as the country with the most acreage planted, estimated at 4,000 ha in 1965[3] and 11,000 ha in 2000, giving a total yield of 46,000 tons.[16] Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines are other major Asian producers.[16] Mangosteen production in Colombia and Puerto Rico has been successful.[2][5][10]

Pestalotiopsis leaf blight (Pestalotiopsis flagisettula (only identified in Thailand)) is one of the diseases that infect especially young leaves.[21] Furthermore, the pathogen causes the fruits to rot before and after the harvest.[21] Additional stem canker and dieback are caused by the pathogen.[21] Some of the symptoms of stem canker are branch splitting, gummosis and bark blistering.[21] The main areas where the disease was observed are Thailand, Malaysia and North Queensland.[21]

Another common disease is the thread blight or white thread blight disease (Marasmiellus scandens) whereas the name comes from the mycelia which resembles thread.[21] Leaves, twigs and branches may also be damaged by the disease.[21] The spores spread with the help of wind, raindrops and insects, and thrive in shady, humid and wet conditions.[21]

An important post-harvest disease affecting mangosteen especially in Thailand is called Diplodia fruit rot (Diplodia theobromae) which, as a secondary pathogen, enters the host plant through wounds.[21]

Phellinus noxius living on the roots and trunk bases causes brown root disease, a name derived from the appearance of the mycelium-binding soil particles.[21] The distribution of the fungus happens through contact with infected wood or thick rhizomorphs on tree stumps.[21] 041b061a72


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