Garcinia indica, Kokum - Plant
Description for Garcinia indica variegated
It spreads up to 6 m. A plant is with deep-green glossy leaves, 5.5 to 8 cm long and 2.5 to 3 cm broad. The flowers are fleshy, dark pink, solitary or in spreading cluster. The fruit is brownish or brownish-gray, marbled with yellow. A Kokum tree can bear hundreds of fruits during summer. Generally, a mature plant yield 45 to 60 kg of fruits per tree can be expected per year.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Goa butter tree, Kokum butter tree, Mangosteen, Kokum, Aagal||Light Pink||November to February||Up to 8 m||Moderate to grow.|
Planting and care
Naturally, Garcinia indica is found in forest lands, riversides and wastelands. It generally requires hot humid climatic conditions. It thrives best in well-deep soils with good moisture holding capacity. Kokum planting can be carried out at the onset of monsoon. The distance of 5 m to 6 m between plants and rows is ideal.
|Partial shade, full sun||Lateritic, sandy, clay and loamy soils.||Moderate||20 degrees C to 36 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer.|
Caring for Garcinia indica variegated
- Irrigation should be done immediately after planting.
- Reduce watering in the rainy season.
- Mulching can be done by paddy straw or coconut leaves.
- In the first year of planting, each plant should be given with farm-yard manure.
The fruits are plucked when they are ripe. Grafts start bearing fruits from 4 to 5 years of planting or plants grown through seedlings will become ready for harvesting in 7 to 8 years of planting.
Typical uses of Garcinia indica variegated
Special features: It is indigenous to the Western Ghats region of India, along with the western coast.
Culinary use: The fruits are used to make squash and in other cuisines. It is added during the preparation of solkadhi, along with coconut milk.
Ornamental use: The tree is ornamental, with a dense canopy of leaves. It is good for Hedges and Borders.
Medicinal use: It has many many medicinal properties and used in home remedies.
Note: Please consult your health expert.
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