small mangoes

dylan3dAugust 29, 2013

I planted a mango tree that I purchased from a local nursery last spring. Not sure the exact variety it was only labeled criollo. It had a ton of clustered small mango's which I expected would shed off and only a few would survive to grow big. But they remained in clusters and stayed really small. Now they're beginning to ripen small. Will this change as the tree grows? Should I help the tree along and remove extra fruits in the future?

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    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 11:26PM
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    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 11:27PM
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I haven't seen this before, must be something about that variety. I think that if you want larger fruit you'll have to do the thinning yourself.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 9:45AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Wow...those are very small mangoes. I've never heard of that variety but there are SO many of them I'm not surprised.

I agree with TropicB...if you want larger size mangoes next time, I would thin out the clusters...wait a little while to see which ones looks the healthiest and keep those and thin out the rest not so healthy ones.

Let us know how they taste?

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 11:26AM
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They actually taste really good. Just a lot of work for such little bites. ;)

I started thinning out what I can but since a lot of the fruit is already ripening I'll have to wait till next season for the results or to see if this was a fluke. If I can't get larger fruit I will most likely swap it out with another variety.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 4:17AM
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