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Getting closer to Mango time.


By Stan510

Getting closer to Mango time. (Mangifera indica (Mango))

About six..that would double last years three. At this rate I should be in for a bundle in five years!
Not exactly world setting large tree or fruit. I'm happy for anything Mango.

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They look terrific! Mine used to be this size at this time of year (maybe just slightly larger) when I lived in Mission San Jose, Fremont. They would ripen in Oct.

It's so amazing that many mango trees have already been harvested here in San Diego and throughout the Southland!

Typically, the earliest varieties don't ripen here in San Diego until around now, mid-August. I see mango trees still loaded with giant ripe mangoes. This reminds me of my home-town of Kalihi Valley, Honolulu, HI. I have to get more photos. It's difficult because I see them along the freeways.

10 Aug, 2015


Well,bearing fruit is hard on young plants. It hasnt grown this year-very little maybe. I took a chance not to remove the flowering spurs early in spring- late winter actually.
Tough call.
A seedling I started last summer is flushing again this year. They grow well until flowering.

11 Aug, 2015


Yes, it's always recommended to cut off the flowers for the first 3 years. It's too tempting to just let the mangoes grow, though. It's always a good idea to thin out the mangoes. On very small, young trees people just leave 2 to 5 mangoes. I've even seen mango trees 8' tall where people will only let about a dozen mangoes develop...they tend to grow much larger.

11 Aug, 2015

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