Potted Pickering Mango Tree

puglvr1(9b central FL)April 28, 2010

I got this Mango tree for Valentine's Day. About 4 weeks later it started to bloom! I decided on Pickering after reading about it here (thanks to enablers...Harry,Swrancher, Jsvand, and others) for posting pictures and bringing it to my attention :o) Funny but this little tree seems to have more small fruits on it than my bigger inground Cogshall! I'm not going to let too many stay on the tree, but I want to wait to see which ones fall off on their own first and keep a couple of the largest ones. So far, I love this little tree!

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mango_kush

my Rosigold is the same way, by far the most fruit per pannicle that i ever witnessed. its actually recommended you thin the fruit even on full grown trees.

you have beautiful property by the way, i bet the pugs enjoy it.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2010 at 3:59PM
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jsvand5

Great looking tree pug. Hope it holds a lot of fruit for you.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2010 at 4:30PM
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andrew78(6)

Hello Nancy,
Beautifull little tree. At least this mango should give you a fruit or two. Good luck. That is a nice yard!
Andrew

    Bookmark   April 28, 2010 at 4:58PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Nancy:

Nifty little tree, huh? Someone knew a good Valentine's present for you. I've been very impressed with this tree over the two years or so that I have had it. I am glad I could enable your getting it.

Harry

    Bookmark   April 28, 2010 at 6:06PM
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yaslan(8 WA state)

I am a very big fan of your potted mango trees! It does give me much encouragement. ( :

Bo

    Bookmark   April 28, 2010 at 6:34PM
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ch3rri(z6 PA)

Such nice looking tree. Looking at your potted mango just make me want to get one. :)

    Bookmark   April 28, 2010 at 9:21PM
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swrancher

Thats a very nice healthy looking tree, glad that I helped enable you into getting it :) My Pickering tree also seems to be holding on to a good amount of its fruit, can't wait to try some this summer.

My brother in law up in Orlando has lost a few Mango trees to cold nights over the years. He plants them in the ground when they get big and sooner or later, it gets cold...I'm planning on getting him a potted Pickering tree in a large pot so he can bring it in on cold nights.

Tony

    Bookmark   April 28, 2010 at 9:31PM
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simon_grow

That is a beautiful healthy looking tree you have there puglvr. I can't believe it has so many fruit on such a small tree. Let us know how it tastes when they are ready and keep up the good job. Btw, thats a nice yard you have!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2010 at 11:30AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks everyone for the kind words...Much appreciated.

Without a doubt the best Valentine Day's gift I ever received,lol...better that jewelry by far!

"If" it holds the fruit I will certainly give a review on the taste. Somehow I don't think I'll be disappointed.

Mango Kush...here's Max "guarding" my Cogshall Mango tree shortly after I planted it a few years ago. I'm trying to teach him to chase the squirrels when they get too close to the tree,lol...

    Bookmark   April 29, 2010 at 1:56PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Nancy:

Don't be surprised if most of the fruit turn yellow and fall off. This tree, at least at my house, seems to have a good feel for what it can carry. It will still fruit heavily (for its size) but most of what is there now will not hold.

Good boy, Max! Get those fluffy tailed varmints!

Harry

    Bookmark   April 29, 2010 at 2:08PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks Harry, I figured as much. I would actually be thrilled if one or two make it to maturity. I just want to taste one!. This happened to my potted Glenn the first time it bloomed/fruited...they all eventually fell off, not one single one survived. We'll see what happens.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2010 at 12:43PM
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bluepalm

That is a happy tree! I hope you get some fruit!!

    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 8:18AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks Bluepalm! No one is wishing more than I :o)

    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 3:37PM
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yaslan(8 WA state)

Hi Nancy,

How's your container-grown Pickering Mango? It does indeed look very happy! I'd love to see more pis of your mango and pug too. He must be very helpful at keeping the squirrels at bay.

Bo

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 11:42AM
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marinfla(10 South Florida)

Nancy, whatever was the results of the fruit production and quality of the potted pickering??

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 9:37PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Hi Marinfla...I got three very small fruits...although they weren't "pretty" on the outside...it only got slightly more yellow from this picture...the taste was outstanding!Very good! I'm very happy with this variety. I've since "pugged" my tree, so it will stay compact in size...I'm getting some new growths now. Thanks for asking!

This picture actually makes the fruit larger than it is. it was really pretty small, but hoping when the tree gets larger/mature it will give a little larger mangoes?

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 12:43PM
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jsvand5

How much did you prune it? It seemed like it was already pretty compact in your pic.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 1:09PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Hi John, I cut it pretty short, it's not compact enough for me,lol...it looked to me like it would be too tall for the pot once the new growths started. You know me...I like my trees short and wide :o) I'll post pictures in a few weeks once the new growths starts hardening off.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 1:42PM
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jun_(8b-9a)

awesome tree! thanks for updating.

btw, would you mind advising us how do you prune your mango trees, do you cut off the tip flush with the major branches? do you also trim off the old leaves?

how wide is that pot?

it seems you have quite a few potted trees, do you handwater your potted mangoes or an automatic system?

sorry i sound like a three year old with endless questions, but your mangoes are inspiring me to have a backyard potted orchard of my own.

June

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 2:42PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Hi June, Thanks so much! I really don't have a pruning technique, I just start cutting when I see a branch that's growing too tall for me,lol...I do trim mostly on the hardened off(older) branches...For me, its a matter of preference. I know many people that don't trim their mango trees at all...and they grow just fine...but I prefer my fruit trees shorter and wide as opposed to tall and lanky...I favor the horizontal growths over the vertical ones.

I don't mind the questions and always happy to help if I can...gosh knows I still have a lot to learn myself. I hand water all my potted trees except when I'm lucky enough to get rain. I feel that my Sprinklers don't really provide them with the deep watering they need. I let mine almost dry out before I water them well again.
Here's my potted Glenn taken several weeks ago...most all the new growths have hardened off now..This one is in a 24"(wide) pot. The pickering above is in a 22" (wide) pot.

I posted a link below that I found on the web...it has helped me with my pruning, great pictures on where you're suppose to trim for better results...hopefully it will help you as well.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pruning Mango...

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 4:35PM
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simon_grow

Those are absolutely beautiful trees puglvr1. I also prefer the shorter wider trees as opposed to the taller lanky trees. I just ordered a bunch of mango trees from Plantogram and hope I can get my trees to look like yours. I'm so nervous about chopping their tops off though.

I'm glad you were able to taste your own home grown Pickering Mango. Did you happen to take any pics of the inside of the fruit? I'm hearing nothing but good things about Pickering Mango. Keep us updated on the progress of all your beautiful trees!
Simon

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 7:53PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks Simon! I thought I took a picture of it...but I guess not, sorry. The color inside if memory serves is light yellow? Like I said, it wasn't one the prettiest looking mango but it sure made up for it in taste!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 8:49PM
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jun_(8b-9a)

thanks for the article, I know now to trim underneath a "ring of buds". I also need to buy bigger pots, I thought 18" would do it. your pictures make the pots seem smaller than they are.
That Glenn looks great!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 11:01PM
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north_tree_man

I'm glad to hear the good report on this type. I just got one this summer, along with a Nam Doc Mai, and am expecting great things to come. Nice trees as always Puglvr.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2010 at 3:22PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks NTM!! I really think you will be happy with Pickering!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2010 at 7:19PM
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S_lane1550_yahoo_com

Hi pug. U always have the nicest looking trees!! I know this is an old post but do u root prune ur potted Glenn?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 7:28PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Thanks Sean! I've been pretty lucky...I've NOT have to root prune my Potted Glenn yet. I just repotted it almost a week ago to a larger pot, hopefully I won't have to root prune for at least 2-3 years? We'll see...

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 9:59AM
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gaberec

Hello
I'm italian and I want to buy some varieties of mango ... dwarf like pickering okrung nam doc mai cugshell

someone say where is possible to buy them ?

thanks

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 6:46PM
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jalilu(Sunset Zone 23/24)

Hi Gaberec,

You should contact frutalestropicales in Malaga, Spain or Canarius in the Canary Islands. They sell some of the "dwarf" varieties such as Nam Doc Mai, Keitt, Glenn and Maha Chanook. Anyway, don't expect much growth in the Mediterranean countries even if you buy large trees varieties.

I'm also looking for Pickering, Angie or Rosigold but I believe we'll have to go to Florida to get them!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 5:04AM
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Valar

Hi, I live in UK but have a small property in Jamaica and would like to get a Pickering and or Nam Doc Mai for my garden in Jamaica, How can I do this? Does anyone know of any suppliers in Jamaica? I was there recently and East Indian and Julie seem to be all thats available, any ideas... thanks

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 7:03AM
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