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Garcinia quaesita
Family : Clusiaceae


x05 Seeds


Treatment for:Fevers
Heart diseases
Abdominal pains
Nervous system diseases
Warm infestations
Parts used in Treatment:Fruits
Bark of the root

Garcinia quaesita, known as Rath Goraka (Sinhala) and Kodukkaippuli (Tamil) is belongs to family Clusiaceae. It is a medium evergreen, shade-loving, relatively slow growing tree naturally found in the local tropical rainforests of Sri Lanka. The tree is small to medium sized with horizontal or drooping branches. In Sri Lanka goraka has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes. Now goraka is becoming a popular spice in the world because of its potential as a dietary supplement for weight losses and appetite control.Goraka is not cultivated as a fruit tree, but seen growing in wet and intermediate zone homegardends as a cash crop.

Climate and soil   
It can be successfully grown in a wide range of soil. Deep, well drained, slightly acidic, clay loam soil is best for goraka cultivation.Goraka needs well distributed rainfall. Short dry period (15 – 20 days) is importance for flower initiate. Shade is necessary during the first 2 – 3 years both in nursery and field establishment.


Goraka is normally propagated from seeds. Seed propagation is the easiest, cheapest and most convenient method, but low germination percentage, seasonal flowering behavior and long juvenile period are the some problems associated with seed propagation method.therefore vegetative propagation can be use for produce good quality, true to type planting material from selected mother plants. Cleft grafting is the successful propagation method can be applied for goraka.


Field Establishment 

Field planting is done at the onset of the rainy season helps to minimize the needs for supplementary irrigation. Seedlings require shade at least for 5 years because goraka is sensitive for direct sunlight.


Rath Goraka Seeds (Garcinia quaesita) Rare RED Garcinia x5 seeds

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