manila mango

mangos4me(9)April 14, 2013

I'm thinking of buying a manila mango seedling tree from Lowe's. Trying to resist impulse to go buy it right away. Need more assurance of survivoral and fruit production. Can anybody help? Live in Central Valley Calif, has long periods of winter season with frequent winter frost. If purchased will have it in container not ground. Sales rep. says it's about 2 yrs old (plant) may start flowing on 3rd yr. Plant doesn't look 2 yrs old more like one cuz of soft & fragile stem. Just tall, slender, bottom stem not hardy still green like green shoot. Should I get it or pay extra for grafted ones? Is it even worth it in my areas?

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The Manila mango trees perform best in warm climates. Grow Manila mango trees in full sun sites with nutrient-rich, well-draining soil. Work 3 inches loam, 2 inches peat moss, 2 inches leaf mold and 1 inch perlite into the soil to a depth of 10 to 12 inches to improve its nutrition, aeration and drainage. Plant your Manila mango tree at the same depth it grew in its nursery container.

Provide Manila mango trees with ample moisture during the spring and summer months to ensure the production of healthy fruit. Water your Manila mango trees every seven to 10 days to maintain evenly moist soil; apply up to 2 inches of water each time you irrigate.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 9:25PM
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Thank you so much for the info. What if I were to use a much much larger container and do the same process as you stated above, like you're going to plant it in the ground? Is it safe to dig up the roots when moving it to a different location? I heard mango trees are very sensitive when it comes to their roots.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 10:44PM
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