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Questions about pruning new mango trees

Posted by flgardengurl 9a - North FL (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 19, 14 at 13:09

I have recently planted two 3' mango trees and one 7' mango tree. They have just grown another "top" of leaves on their stalks. Am I supposed to cut these off to encourage new stalks to grow out or should I let them grow for a while?

Any pruning suggestions for newly planted mangos would be greatly appreciated as I have never grown any before.

Thank you!


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RE: Questions about pruning new mango trees

well, i am no expert,
but i "tip prune" mine.
and i think 3ft is about the right size to start.

i learned a lot from youtube videos

also, check the other links to the right
of the video (link below)

Here is a link that might be useful: prune young magno tree


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RE: Questions about pruning new mango trees

One important point that he didn't mention in the video is where to cut. You want to cut 0.5" above a SINGLE leave node, not above the MULTIPLE leaves node. cut above a multiple leaves node will grow multiple branches at the same node, and they will be weak branches, no good.

Sapote


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RE: Questions about pruning new mango trees

From my experience, pruning causes fewer fruits to be produced the following season. The trees are quite bushy anyway, and I think it is better to let them get much larger before worrying about pruning.

Lars


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