Should I Tip now or later? (Mango) (Tipping)

Drew4kAugust 14, 2013

I want my new sapling from seed to split just like her 60+ year old mama. Should I clip just below the purple leaf or wait a couple more weeks for her to mature?

Don't mind the scaring on the mango tree, I had to remove mold and an ant colony after years of neglect.

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cmichael258(9a)

That's a big Mama!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 8:44PM
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tropicbreezent

You're probably better off to do it later once it's built up a bit of strength and some reserves.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 10:21PM
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FruitCally

I would agree with Tropicbreezent. You can definitely try tipping it now. On the other hand, it may be better if you wait until early spring to do it. Allow your seedling more time to establish itself before winter.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 5:05PM
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Drew4k

Hey thanks, Tropicbreezent and FruitCally, but I decided to tip it now to allow the base to stiffen up and also because I found a triple sprouted seedling next to my planter. We will see how everything turns out in a couple months.

Thanks again

    Bookmark   August 16, 2013 at 5:38PM
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