I put it down the side of the house under some large palms between us & the neighbours house, it's growing beautifully. California figs. Hero Member; Posts: 1310; zone 10 and zone 8a; giving mangosteen a try in Southern California « on: June 19, 2018, 02:14:05 PM » Just got it into the ground. The ban was lifted in October of 2007, and the first fruits were shipped in April of this year. I'm hoping for fruit in Feb. more_vert. Long illegal in the US due to the belief that they harbored the Asian fruit fly, mangosteens are no longer contraband. Please be sure to eat your Mangosteen immediately upon arrival! Mangosteen Purple. Mangosteen is among the exotic fruits found at outdoor markets during harvest season in the Philippines. Logged goosteen. I have a 5m tall mangosteen tree grown from a seedling through the post. Member; Posts: 152 ; Los Angeles CA, 10a; Re: Durian and Mangosteen On The Big Island « Reply #6 on: December 31, 2014, 12:13:32 AM » Quote from: xshen on December 30, 2014, 11:34:07 PM. No matter where you’re from some fig types will ripen faster than others. Author Topic: giving mangosteen a try in Southern California (Read 6202 times) SoCal2warm. The total weight of each box varies depending on the size, shape, and mass of the fruit: If you’re from America you’re likely getting California figs, also known as Calimyrna. Since mangosteen is highly perishable, we ship these overnight to keep everything as fresh as possible. Look what we found at New May Wah supermarket on Clement Street in San Francisco!We were so excited that we text messaged Faith to tell her the news of our precious find. Large scale production isn’t possible outside of Southeast Asia, even in the seemingly climate-appropriate states mentioned above. Rainfall where the grow here is 80 inches to 180 inches and a winter and spring dry season is preferred in durian but mangosteen like we'll spread rain with short drier times. The first is the Black mission fig, which is also the sweetest. Pictured is a vendor at the Kidapawan City's Fruit Festival on August, 2007. location is about 12 miles from the coast, so I would consider it solid zone 10 (between 10a and 10b) That's a lychee and tree fern you … To open your mangosteen, hold it firmly on its side and make a cut with a serrated knife. Mangosteen is the cheapest when in season, and the summer is the peak season for mangosteen. The older the mangosteen, the harder the skin will be (a sawing action may be needed). Some examples are the mangosteen plantations in Florida, California, and Hawaii. person_outline Troy S. Mcneill 4y ago. When is mangosteen the cheapest ? Thanks for … Cut shallowly all around the circumference, about 1/4 to 1/3 inch deep, just enough to create an opening for your fingers to get in. Mangosteen Purple. Mangosteen is a tree ripened fruit that arrives ripe and ready to eat. Pictured is a vendor at the Kidapawan City's Fruit Festival on August, 2007. Their season is just a little longer, and this means that you can find them in the beginning of fall too. Some figs ripen faster. Troy, NY. I'm about 4km from the sea.