Kent mango tree in SW Florida
Am just curious why my prized Kent mango tree is the only one of the 3 larger trees ( all in ground 4 + years ), that looks healthy but yet has no mango's on it for the 2nd year in a row.
The other two trees are :
A 12 ft tall early season Glenn that has proven to be a prolific bearer, presently sitting with about 40 nice sized fruit just starting to fall off the tree. Last year it had about 20 fruit.
A 15 ft tall late season Vallencia Pride tree that is also loaded with about 40 + reddish fruits that will be ready for picking in another month. Last year it had a dozen or so fruits.
The Kent gets all the TLC the other two get, also the only tree I spread 3 " of red bark mulch under it 2 yrs ago,..making sure it was 12 " away from the trunk.
Am stumped. Am I being too anxious ? After all the tree is young, only in the ground 4 + years, - it was 6 1/2 ft tall when planted, - but the other two were as well ! It gets fertilized 3 times a year, never after October tho. They all got a fungus spray 3 x this past year. It looks very healthy now, although I notice no new outbreak of shiny leaf growth within the last 2 weeks, like both the Vallencia Pride and the Glenn have lots of. Not sure if that means anything.
Am stumped,...just hoping I am being over anxious and the Kent takes a few years more to fruit than the others do,..however have never read that anywhere. It just so happens that the Kent is my favorite tasting mango as well,..no close seconds in my book. Perhaps that is contributing to my impatience.
Would appreciate any thoughts from the many mango gurus out there. Thanks !