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Russell Sweet Garcinia Fruit Plants (Garcinia Russelii)

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Russell’s Sweet (Garcinia Russelii):

Botanical Name: Garcinia Russelii

Common Names: Mundu, Munu, Pa Phut

General Information: A close relative of Garcinia Dulcis. Discovered by Australian collector Russell Francis in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1987Grown in northern parts of Australia, Fruit similar to Garcinia Dulcis but significantly larger. Consistently much sweeter, with around 75% pulp weight. Taste described as "sweet yellow peach coupled with that distinctive mangosteen tang", Fruit ripens June-July in the southern hemisphere and December-January in the northern hemisphere. Seeds weigh 6.4 grams on average.

Health Benefits: Rich in antioxidants, Supports maintaining healthy skin.

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 6-8 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

This evergreen tree grows best in areas with a temperature of 22-30 degrees Celsius during the day.

Special Feature

These fruits are rich in antioxidants and help in maintaining healthy skin.


Garcinia gummi-gutta is used in cooking, including in the preparation of curries to add a sour flavor. The fruit rind and extracts of Garcinia species are used in many traditional recipes used in food preparation in Southeast Asian countries. It contains "sour" flavors that are said to activate digestion.