Branching Mango

Avocado101(9A Southern California)May 6, 2013

Hello,

About a month ago, I planted a Manila Mango tree, then topped it. Now it's sending out many shoots out of nodules in different directions. I see about seven or more future branches coming out. How many should I keep?

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puglvr1(9b central FL)

If it were mine I would keep them all and let let grow out a bit, then you can take a look at it and see what shape its taking and "tip prune" them where you want.

Below is a Video on Tip Pruning...just in case you haven't already seen it...Good luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: Video: Pruning--Tipping Mango trees...

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 9:26AM
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steve_in_los_osos

Be aware that it makes a difference where along a branch (or single stem) you tip a mango. If you tip just above a growth ring of buds (indicating where the last flush started) you will get a lot of side growth concentrated at that spot: brush-like.

If instead you tip/prune one or two nodes above or below such a ring then you will get branching from a few nodes (generally three) below the cut. These have the advantage that they are more spread out.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 8:36PM
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