Tree trunk bashing ?
I have four mango trees in my back yard, each in the ground 4 yrs and all healthy and robust looking. However, only two are covered with the pannicles for a promising harvest in 4, 5 months. The other two, the Kent and Nam Doc Mai, so far have shown absolutely no new pannicles whatsoever, despite both producing fruit last year and getting the same TLC,( organic compost, 2 fungus sprayings, etc ), this year.
I was just going to accept a barren year for both trees, figuring it was just Mother Nature's whim. Then someone suggested that I should take a baseball bat to the two trunks and give each tree a couple of whacks. That, in his estimation, will shake the trees up enough to start producing. I am of the belief that this is just an old wives tale, but still curious.
Has anyone out there heard of this ? Thanks.
This post was edited by jofus on Fri, Feb 8, 13 at 21:28