Anyone know what this tree is?

gregoriocortezFebruary 1, 2014

Just bought a house with this living in the yard. Some type of fruit tree but not sure which. Any help would be great.
Thanks

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gregoriocortez

Close up on the leaves

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 5:30PM
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trianglejohn

looks like a mango to me but I'm in zone 7

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 5:56PM
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mamuang_gw

I agree with John. The leaves look very much like mango's leaves.

What zone you are in? Planting a mango tree out in the yard is impressive.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 7:31PM
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gregoriocortez

We are in San Diego so a mango tree would probably have a pretty tough time I would think. Then again they must have planted it for some reason. I do love mangos so I would love for it to work here. If not, maybe I should pull it an plant another tree instead?

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 11:00PM
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Bradybb(wa8)

Well,it's growing.Why not see what it does?

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 11:07PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Looks like a mango to me as well. Mangos do quite well in San Diego county, especially if you're close to the ocean. My mango froze 2 winters ago, when we had that ridiculous cold snap. But then, I'm 6 miles from the coast and up in the hills, so I can get a fair amount colder than at the coast. With protection it would have survived.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 11:10PM
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mamuang_gw

If your microclimate is good/warm enough for mango, it has a good chance. Some mango varieties tolerate cold weather better than the others. If you know the variety, you can look it up.

Where I am, it's in the middle of winter. What does your tree look like now?

If you have enough space, why not keep it? It looks very healthy. You may need to protect it during a very cold spell. Good luck.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 8:30AM
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gregoriocortez

We are just under 1 mile from the ocean in Cardiff. I will definitely keep it because like I said I LOVE mangos. Can't say the same for the loquat tree that is in the yard as well though.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 10:16AM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Gregorio, you're in mango country. Just watch if we get a ridiculous cold snap like last year, but looks to me like a mango. Keep us posted.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 2:55PM
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Fascist_Nation(9b)

I love loquats. First fruit of the season....though if it is from seed it can be problematic.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 3:25PM
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gregoriocortez

Is there any way to tell what type of mango tree it is without waiting for the fruit?

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 4:05PM
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mamuang_gw

I'd say it'd be very difficult. Where I grew up, even mango growers had hard time telling different varieties apart by just looking at the leaves.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 8:44PM
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