To prune or not to prune
This is a newly aquired and planted Jean Ellen mango purchased from the Fairchild Mango Festival this summer. It is supposed to grow into a small, very manageable sized tree......like Cogshall. It was long and lanky and I was debating about whether to chop it or not. As you can see, I didn't. I staked it up and it has now pushed blooms. Its now about 4 feet tall and has no branching at all. I know the conventional wisdom is to prune it now and not let it fruit, but I am going to let it be to see what it wants to do. I might even let it set a fruit. I am going to chronicle this foolish behavior. Let's see if I am going to regret it.