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Where to Get Mangosteen?

natalie Apr 15, 2007 07:11 AM

I'll be in Melbourne in 2-weeks. Any suggestions on where to get mangosteen, if I can?

Natalie From San Francisco

  1. purple goddess Apr 15, 2007 03:22 PM

    Mangosteens are harvested twice a year, in Freb and Oct.. so you may be out of luck. You could try a wander around Queen Victoria markets, to see if there are any late harvest ones available.. and depending where you;'re staying, you could check out the Asian grocers in Richmond/Box Hill/Springvale (and have a little pho while you're there!)

    good luck!

    3 Replies
    1. re: purple goddess
      natalie Apr 17, 2007 03:15 PM

      Thanks, Purple Goddess. I didn't know they were only harvested twice a year but now it makes sense. I had my first mangosteen in Thailand in Feb. The problem is now I'm hooked!

      1. re: natalie
        purple goddess Apr 19, 2007 09:28 PM


        Just got back from mu asian grocer and they had a big box of mangostees right there. for $12.00 a kg.

        I suggest you have a look around the markets when you get here.. but they are definitely still available down in Springvale.

        1. re: purple goddess
          natalie May 18, 2007 10:25 AM

          Purple Goddess,

          As you suggested, I found mangosteens at the Queen Victoria Market. Great place, btw. Thanks again.


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