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Veliyath Gardens

Giant Pungara Fruit Plant (Garcinia macrophylla)

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Plant Type

Common Name: Giant Pungara

Botanical Name: Garcinia macrophylla (Giant)

General Information:

Very rare and best-tasting Garcinia native to Ecuador. Evergreen tree with stiff, leathery leaves, growing 8 - 12 meters tall.

Sometimes gathered from the wild and cultivated in home gardens for the fruit. Fruits can be eaten raw or made into jam.

Rounded-conical fruit, pointed at one or both ends, about 10 to 14 cm wide. Thick yellow rind, usually smooth, sometimes rough, containing a gummy yellow latex.

The white, aril-like pulp has a flavor similar to Achacha but is considered superior in taste.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 5 to 6 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate