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Plant Informational Database

Brunei Cherry

Garcinia parvifolia

a.k.a. Asam aur aur

Cherry sized fruit with a red to yellow skin and a juicy, slightly tart white pulp. Highly esteemed in Borneo.

Seed Availability

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Description

Small or medium sized tree a bit like the mangosteen in appearance.

Hardiness

Unknown.

Growing Environment

Seems to prefer a humid tropical environment.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Eaten fresh out of hand or dried and used for flavoring other foods.

Native Range

Native to the island of Borneo, occurs naturally both in Brunei and Malaysia. Occasionally cultivated, but frequently grown as a dooryard tree throughout the region.

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