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Sweet tart mango
« on: May 24, 2018, 11:53:51 AM »
So I planted a 3 gallon sweet tart last August. I tip pruned it to 4 scaffold branches about a foot long each. About a month later it had about 3 or 4 swollen buds on each branch. Since then it has done absolutely nothing. I was about to plant another one since I thought it was a dud. I just went to look at it and its putting on a massive growth flush. It looks amazing. I learned to never give up. I love this hobby.

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 08:51:59 PM »
Excellent mango

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 11:42:58 AM »
Excellent mango
where could i buy a 3 gall sweet tar mango tree thanks my e-mail : fdiazverde@hotmail.com

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 12:41:15 PM »
My favorite mango to date.
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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 05:57:23 PM »
Here she is now

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 06:05:25 PM »
Saw a sweet tart at Nelsons in Ft. pierce.

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 06:40:18 PM »
Tree looks great. Keep tipping.

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 07:47:25 PM »
Thanks Future! Will do

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 09:13:46 AM »
Thanks Future! Will do

Yeah keep tipping. Mine is 6 years old responded great to dedicated tip pruning so that it is more bushy and not a vigorous grower that others say their ST is. Or maybe mine just naturally had bushy tendencies.

I neglected tip pruning on some mango trees but not on my sweet tart. I kept on top of that one.
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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 10:32:01 AM »
How often do you tip? Every 12"?
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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 12:48:38 PM »
Approximately. Its good if there are a few leaves together facing outwards and cutting just above a leaf facing away from the center of the tree. I also either remove the central leader if there is one or lake a heading cut about two and a half feet off the ground. This will make height control and size control very easy.

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 02:55:10 PM »
How often do you tip? Every 12"?
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Tip pruning is done at different lengths depending on the distance between nodes. This node distance varies from mango variety to mango variety. I think so called vigorous growers have longer node distances.
Someone can explain it better than me, who does a more exacting and better job of tip pruning.

For example -- Tip pruning is done to encourage bifurcation. But often when I tip prune a small branch it will grow back with no bifurcation. So it has to be tip pruned again in a few months, and often this time it does bifurcate.

Check out youtube under ______mango tree pruning ________ mango tree prune_____ tip pruning______

How to Prune a Mango Tree
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oo-Fm9UYIU
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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2018, 08:12:54 PM »
Here is a photo of mine after/during a massive flush. I had maybe about 30 or 40 old leaves turn yellow and fall off sporadically lately and Iím not sure why. But obviously it is quite healthy to flush the way it has.




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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 08:54:04 PM »
Nice looking tree man. Mine dropped a good amount of leaves that had bacterial black spot during the growth flush. They went fully yellow before dropping.

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2018, 09:06:36 PM »
In that video up above that guy has no idea what he's doing watch this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlhF-YphevA&t=15s&app=desktop&persist_app=1
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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2018, 05:44:05 AM »
In that video up above that guy has no idea what he's doing watch this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlhF-YphevA&t=15s&app=desktop&persist_app=1
If you say so you are probably right.

But the tip pruning video of Dr Campell you posted is only 20% helpful. I saw that one five years ago and always thought it was too breezy and of limited use. He needs to do tip pruning on a larger, more mature mango tree and talk about how long the branch is when it is tip pruned and other indications when tip pruning should be done.

IOW he needs a do over on that video. Maybe someone here who knows him can make this request. Or you can make this t-pruning video.
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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2018, 07:21:45 AM »
This is a very informative video also.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXzpjZA38N0&t=112s
« Last Edit: June 15, 2018, 07:28:21 AM by MangoCountry »

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2018, 10:59:46 AM »
It's typical for older leaves to yellow and fall off.
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Re: Sweet tart mango
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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2018, 05:58:24 PM »
Those look nice and healthy gozp

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2018, 08:27:15 AM »
It's typical for older leaves to yellow and fall off.

Thanks Jeff. I feel like now that I actually pay special attention to my trees I tend to be over critical at times. Good to know

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2018, 10:55:53 PM »
My ST harvest this year, I canít wait to taste then , never had ST Mangoes.

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2018, 11:08:25 PM »
My ST harvest this year, I canít wait to taste then , never had ST Mangoes.

Ed


Nice haul. If you donít mind, please report back on this thread with your experience

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Re: Sweet tart mango
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2018, 07:29:23 PM »
My ST planted as a 15 Gal I Only Plant large trees wanted fast results .
My St did great held fruit well didnít drop a bunch of fruit like my Pickering .

The leaves where clean all year long , the only issue I had was I spotted some branches that split , after posting pics the majority say that was due to cold weather and expansion of the bark .

I also didnít fertilize any of my trees with chemical fertilizers.

It did not affect the fruit production, it fruits in bunches .

Will report on the taste once they ripen .

Thanks Ed

« Last Edit: June 17, 2018, 07:32:08 PM by edzone9 »
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