NATIVE GARDENIA 'YELLOW MANGOSTEEN' (Atractocarpus fitzalanii) 'Bush Tucker seeds'
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Subtropical large native shrub or evergreen tree with deliciously scented starry white flowers with a fragrance like gardenia.
Atractocarpus fitzalanii grows as a woody shrub or small tree some 3–10 m (9.8–32.8 ft) in height. The trunk is covered by smooth grey bark.
The new growth is a bright lime green in colour. The small (2-2.5 cm or 1 inch) white fragrant flowers appear from September to November. The round- or oval-shaped fruit is 3–4 cm in diameter and ripens in April to June.
Its bushy lush foliage and bright new growth, fragrant flowers and edible and tasty fruit give it horticultural potential in gardens in subtropical climates.
It is suited to a shady position with good drainage in gardens, or moderately to brightly lit indoor spaces.
Generally not needed except to shape as desired.
Very ornamental, hardy, has wonderful fragrance and is relatively easy to grow.
fruit ripens slowly over Winter, turning yellow when ready for harvest.
Similar to a mangosteen in size, shape and flavour, they may be enjoyed raw on their own or used in salads, tarts, cakes and other desserts.
Pre-Treatment: soak 24 hR in lukewarm water
Sowing Mix: Coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite
Germination Temperature: 25-28°C
Location: bright + keep constantly moist, not wet
Germination Time: 4-6 weeks
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