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The mangosteen, known as the queen of fruits, is said to be originally from Indonesia. Unlike most fruit trees, the tree reproduces more robust offspring via seedlings. This is due to the peculiar recalcitrant (unable to dry and or preserve) seed it produces, better yet defined as an asexual embryo with identical genetics of its mother plant. The purple fruit can reach the size of a tennis ball and has several green leaves on the top. The interior resembles an all-white tangerine with between 4 and 8 sections. The fruit is very fragrant and the flavor a is sweet and sour mix between a lychee and a peach. Trees can grow to over 20 meters tall, need a wet tropical climates to flourish and can produce thousands of fruits when fully mature at 30 years old.
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