California Mango Pruning and ID
I recently "inherited" a dwarf (?) Mango when I purchased my house in San Diego. It is probably several decades old (~6in diameter trunk), about 4 ft tall and maybe 7 ft in diameter. It had been neglected for a few years and I have been able to revive it from the advice I've read on this forum. Now I've got lots of little mangos, crossing my fingers about the fruit drop, expecting probably next year to have little or no fruit since there are so many this year.
Both of which are extemely informative about growing mango (and lychee). However, they recommend tipping when the fruit is harvested, in Florida. This is supposed to allow for enough time for the new growth to harden off.
But in southern California, mangos aren't supposed to be ready for picking until Sept or Oct. So do we still tip them when we pick them? If not, when should I tip them? Should I tip them at all? Right now, there are a few branches without fruit, should I tip those now to encourage fruiting for next year? Any additional SoCal specific advice would be greatly appreciated.
Since I inherited this tree, I have no idea if this is a dwarf or just the typical SoCal stature. Anyone care to hazard a guess on the cultivar of this mango? I attached a few pictures below of the habit, inflorescence, and current small fruit which are purplish in color.