Mango question

compostworm5(9)January 30, 2014

Hey everyone, my question is at what time would be the best time to snip off my mango buds that are spiking right now, (4in. Long now)? Its winter in Orlando currently and I have a variety that spikes at this time of year, the Glenn. I have snipped bud s off mangos before due to them only being three feet tall, but I felt my timing may have been off. One time, I snipped one and it spiked again. So, does anybody know the best time for removing the buds and even the exact area of the cut, would be good to know. Thanks

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dangermouse01

Going for plant growth and not fruits, I would just let it go ahead and flower out and if it happens to set any fruit you can remove them later before they develop to much. If you go and remove the flower spike before the flowers open, I think it triggers some thing in the plant and it will just put out another flower spike (as you found out).

DM

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 5:21PM
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mangodog(palm springs 9B)

...follow dangermouse's good advice....

mangodog

    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 12:32AM
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compostworm5(9)

Thanks! That makes sense

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 6:05PM
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