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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: shaneatwell on June 11, 2020, 08:04:57 PM

Title: Shade tolerant mango?
Post by: shaneatwell on June 11, 2020, 08:04:57 PM
I have a seedling I’d like to top work and it doesn’t get full sun until around 2pm. Neighbors trees... Are there mango varieties that work better than others in partial shade?
Title: Re: Shade tolerant mango?
Post by: pineislander on June 12, 2020, 07:11:39 AM
They are really trees adapted to open spaces even savannahs. Growing in shade they become spindly with few side branches and mainly vertical growth. Probably not a good choice.
Title: Re: Shade tolerant mango?
Post by: roblack on June 12, 2020, 08:49:54 AM
My trees that are more shaded do not produce as well as those receiving more hours of direct sunlight.

Still worth it to me to have extra mangoes of desired varieties growing in semi-shade, even though some of the growing space and production is not optimal.
Title: Re: Shade tolerant mango?
Post by: johnb51 on June 12, 2020, 10:00:36 AM
How many hours of direct sunlight does this location get?  Probably wouldn't develop as much sugar also.
Title: Re: Shade tolerant mango?
Post by: giorgosgr. on June 12, 2020, 10:14:43 AM
i dont think any mango variety will do well in shade. They will survive and if they receive some sun they will even grow well. The only problem with planting fruit trees in shade is fruit production. It could be limited
Title: Re: Shade tolerant mango?
Post by: roblack on June 12, 2020, 12:24:44 PM
The mangoes (Coco Cream, Kesar, NDM4, Venus)  in mostly shade have been quite good. just low production thus far. Trees are small/young and not in ground long (2 years). Except for NDM4, which has been in ground since spring 2016. It produced only 1 mango this year, but is busting out new growth, and Orange Sherbet and Maha grafts are going nuts. Pretty sure it will produce well next year. Let's see