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Mango blooming but no fruiting
« on: March 16, 2019, 09:01:55 AM »
What'd be a likely cause for a potted mango tree to bloom normally but not one turned to fruit?? 
I dont noticed any sign of disease or noticeable issue on the tree, leaves are fine with plenty of blooming but not one flower become fruit.

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Re: Mango blooming but no fruiting
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 09:15:58 AM »
What'd be a likely cause for a potted mango tree to bloom normally but not one turned to fruit?? 
I dont noticed any sign of disease or noticeable issue on the tree, leaves are fine with plenty of blooming but not one flower become fruit.

Usually due to high male/female flower ratio. Some varieties are also partially self incompatible (e.g. Julie)

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Re: Mango blooming but no fruiting
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 02:15:38 PM »
Maybe nutrition as well? I've noted a major uptick in fruit set since I've put my trees on a consistent feeding regimen.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Mango blooming but no fruiting
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 03:35:21 PM »
Is this the first time the tree is blooming? My experience has been that the first blooming does produce very little fruits or none. I have a Mallika that last year only produced 6 fruits on its first blooming. This year, the same tree is overloaded with fruits.

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Re: Mango blooming but no fruiting
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 10:51:20 AM »
What'd be a likely cause for a potted mango tree to bloom normally but not one turned to fruit?? 
I dont noticed any sign of disease or noticeable issue on the tree, leaves are fine with plenty of blooming but not one flower become fruit.

Usually due to high male/female flower ratio. Some varieties are also partially self incompatible (e.g. Julie)

Alex, have you experienced this with Ice Cream?  For me last year it set gobs and this year full bloom but no fruit set.  It did look like fungus hit it but bbs never even developed so maybe male/female flower ratio?  Can the ratio of male/female flowers for a particular variety change each year?
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Re: Mango blooming but no fruiting
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2019, 03:43:58 PM »
What'd be a likely cause for a potted mango tree to bloom normally but not one turned to fruit?? 
I dont noticed any sign of disease or noticeable issue on the tree, leaves are fine with plenty of blooming but not one flower become fruit.

Usually due to high male/female flower ratio. Some varieties are also partially self incompatible (e.g. Julie)

Alex, have you experienced this with Ice Cream?  For me last year it set gobs and this year full bloom but no fruit set.  It did look like fungus hit it but bbs never even developed so maybe male/female flower ratio?  Can the ratio of male/female flowers for a particular variety change each year?

Absolutely can change, even in the same season if they flower multiple times. Gary is another mango that is notorious for this but a number of other Julie descendants do it too. Ice Cream is likely a member of that family.
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Re: Mango blooming but no fruiting
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2019, 11:02:52 PM »
What'd be a likely cause for a potted mango tree to bloom normally but not one turned to fruit?? 
I dont noticed any sign of disease or noticeable issue on the tree, leaves are fine with plenty of blooming but not one flower become fruit.

Usually due to high male/female flower ratio. Some varieties are also partially self incompatible (e.g. Julie)

Alex, have you experienced this with Ice Cream?  For me last year it set gobs and this year full bloom but no fruit set.  It did look like fungus hit it but bbs never even developed so maybe male/female flower ratio?  Can the ratio of male/female flowers for a particular variety change each year?

Absolutely can change, even in the same season if they flower multiple times. Gary is another mango that is notorious for this but a number of other Julie descendants do it too. Ice Cream is likely a member of that family.

fascinating, thanks.
- Marley

 

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