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Imbe Fruit Plants (Garcinia Livingstonei)

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Common Names:

African mangosteen

Lowveld mangosteen

Wild plum

Botanical Name:

Garcinia Livingstonei


Imbe Fruit, a species of Garcinia, is native to tropical Africa.

It is also known as African mangosteen, Lowveld mangosteen, Livingstone's garcinia, or Imbe.

Fruit Description:

Imbe Fruit is a tropical fruit with a small, bright, orange, thin skin.

The edible fruit is pleasantly sweet yet slightly acidic, with pulp that has an apricot-like flavor.

Fruits can be eaten raw or cooked with porridge.

They are rich in carbohydrates and have a moderate mineral content.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2-3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Health Benefits:

Imbe Fruit is known for its potential health benefits, including:

Supporting weight loss

Reducing the signs of aging

Having anti-inflammatory properties







Planting and Care

They can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and they are salt tolerant. Requires full sun and tolerates light shade.

Special Feature

They are rich in carbohydrates and have moderate mineral content. Extracts from flowers and leaves have antibiotic properties. Infusion made from roots used to treat abdominal pains during pregnancy and after giving birth. Fruit used to treat mumps. The tree is used in traditional medicine, and in particular the powdered root is used as an aphrodisiac.


Fresh eating the pulp makes an excellent jelly or jam and can be used for fruit leathers, milkshakes and ice cream. The juicy fruit pulp is acid-sweet, pleasant tasting and refreshing. Fruits are eaten raw or cooked with porridge.