Help - Mango freeze damage?
Posted for a central Florida friend....
I had my senior-mom's Christmas gift new Nam Doc Mai Mango covered up since Tues evening. Best guess is temp got down to about 28 or so in W-Haven/Lake Wales area Thur morning, and below freezing for 5 or so hours. Covering was with a single sheet under a wood and wire framework (no weight whatsoever resting on any of the plant itself), and a 40 watt bug light rigged with a few extension cords controlled by a timer on the porch, coming on at 2 a.m. and off at 7:3o. Sprinkler system was off all these days.
I uncovered it this morning (Sat 1/24 around 7:30). The 4 to 6 inches of new growth with coming blooms on the tops of two of the branches now are no longer fresh light-green, but have gone 'tan-ish' looking... it looks damaged. Not brown, but no longer fresh green, and wilting. What kind of 'intensive-care' can I give it?