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Garcina macrophylla

Garcina macrophylla

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Medium-sized tree reaching 4 to 7 m high when in full sun; more inside the forest can grow more. The canopy in full sun becomes dense, with a globose shape. The trunk is cylindrical, greenish brown when young, turning grayish brown when it ages, it can measure 10 to 25 cm in diameter. The leaves are opposite, simple, coriaceous (thick texture), oblong (longer than wide), glabras (without hair), attached to the stem under petiole (stem or support) 1 to 2 cm long and canaliculado (similar to trough). Tips for cultivation: It is easy to adapt to the most varied types of soil and climates, and so it can be cultivated throughout the south. It enjoys average temperatures of 16 to 32 degrees celsius for a good fruit harvest. and resistant to frosts up to -2 degree and droughts of up to 5 months. It can be grown in clayey or sandy soils of floodplains or on purple and red land of high fertility (nitosol or latosol) with rapid drainage; these should have pH between 5.5 and 7.0, and the level of 6.0 is ideal for commercial culture and yield of sweeter fruits. Rainfall should be well distributed ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 mm annually. It begins to fruition 4 to 5 years after planting. Cultivating: It is not demanding to frequent irrigations, but it requires that the crown from which it was planted has about 10 cm of dead cover (dry grass) to maintain moisture. Uses: Fruit in the months of March May. The fruits are has thin layer of pulp 05 cm that covers the large seeds, This pulp is refreshing and tastes like Bacuri (Platonia insignis) and can be consumed in natura. The pulp can also be used for sweets, juices, jams and ice creams getting identical to the recipes made with the real Bacuri. The tree is of beautiful ornamental effect and can not miss in the orchard of your farm or farm since this is a rare and magnificent Garcinia of the Atlantic Forest.



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