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What pot shape for Mangos?
« on: May 23, 2012, 08:42:38 PM »
Hi all, I have some Mango trees that I got several weeks ago.  They are from Florida so I'm assuming they are on turpentine rootstock.  My plan is to up pot the 3 gallons to 7 gallons and the 7 gallons to 15 gallons.  My question is this, what shape does a turpentine rootstock want to grow?  Does it grow deep and narrow or wide and shallow.  I can get the regular 15 gallon pots or the 15 gallons that are wider but not as deep.  Since I can get either one I figure I might as well try to get the right shaped one.

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Re: What pot shape for Mangos?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 10:59:54 PM »
Hi all, I have some Mango trees that I got several weeks ago.  They are from Florida so I'm assuming they are on turpentine rootstock.  My plan is to up pot the 3 gallons to 7 gallons and the 7 gallons to 15 gallons.  My question is this, what shape does a turpentine rootstock want to grow?  Does it grow deep and narrow or wide and shallow.  I can get the regular 15 gallon pots or the 15 gallons that are wider but not as deep.  Since I can get either one I figure I might as well try to get the right shaped one.

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Bill
Just go with the "standard" 15 gal nursery pot.
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Re: What pot shape for Mangos?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 11:02:56 PM »
Hi all, I have some Mango trees that I got several weeks ago.  They are from Florida so I'm assuming they are on turpentine rootstock.  My plan is to up pot the 3 gallons to 7 gallons and the 7 gallons to 15 gallons.  My question is this, what shape does a turpentine rootstock want to grow?  Does it grow deep and narrow or wide and shallow.  I can get the regular 15 gallon pots or the 15 gallons that are wider but not as deep.  Since I can get either one I figure I might as well try to get the right shaped one.

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Bill

Go wider! Cut the taproot and go go wider. Not sure what cutting the tap root and going wider would do.. but I hope you will find out and report back to us.

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Re: What pot shape for Mangos?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 11:05:36 PM »
Hi all, I have some Mango trees that I got several weeks ago.  They are from Florida so I'm assuming they are on turpentine rootstock.  My plan is to up pot the 3 gallons to 7 gallons and the 7 gallons to 15 gallons.  My question is this, what shape does a turpentine rootstock want to grow?  Does it grow deep and narrow or wide and shallow.  I can get the regular 15 gallon pots or the 15 gallons that are wider but not as deep.  Since I can get either one I figure I might as well try to get the right shaped one.

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Bill
Nice, have him experiment on trees shipped from Florida  ::) :P

I think you should be the one to experiment for the rest of us... ;) :)

Go wider! Cut the taproot and go go wider. Not sure what cutting the tap root and going wider would do.. but I hope you will find out and report back to us.
- Rob

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Re: What pot shape for Mangos?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 01:00:31 PM »
Ok, standard shaped pots it is! The thing that got me thinking is that my 7 gallon Maha Chanok that came from Excalibur was in a wide shallow 7 gallon.  I thought maybe they knew something I didn't and I should ask before I buy a bunch of the wrong shaped pots.  Thanks for the help.

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Re: What pot shape for Mangos?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 01:21:07 PM »
Ok, standard shaped pots it is! The thing that got me thinking is that my 7 gallon Maha Chanok that came from Excalibur was in a wide shallow 7 gallon.  I thought maybe they knew something I didn't and I should ask before I buy a bunch of the wrong shaped pots.  Thanks for the help.

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Excalibur does not use a "wide" 7 gallon.  Where did you purchase the Mahachanok from ?  Plantogram, ?  Most likely they up-potted it from a 3 into a 7 and they chose the use of that pot.
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Re: What pot shape for Mangos?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2012, 04:08:46 PM »
Yes, Plantogram.  It is my understanding Plantogram buys their Maha Chanoks from Excalibur.  POG must have used the pot.

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Re: What pot shape for Mangos?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012, 04:50:40 PM »
This is my own personal preference only...but I prefer the wider shallower pot whenever its available. Mainly because its sturdier and less likely to NOT tip over on windy days. Don't have any other reason other than that.

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Re: What pot shape for Mangos?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012, 05:01:55 PM »
This is my own personal preference only...but I prefer the wider shallower pot whenever its available. Mainly because its sturdier and less likely to NOT tip over on windy days. Don't have any other reason other than that.

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For early development of the mango's tap root and healthy root system, I would say the standard pot would be more beneficial fr the tree.
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Re: What pot shape for Mangos?
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012, 10:57:06 PM »
For early development of the mango's tap root and healthy root system, I would say the standard pot would be more beneficial fr the tree.

I see the benefit of a tap root if the tree will eventually be planted in the ground but it the person plans to keep it in a container I am not sure if they really need to worry about maintaining a deep tap root. I think you can have a very healthy root system in a wide shallow pot.

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Re: What pot shape for Mangos?
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2012, 08:18:09 PM »
Thanks for all the responses.  I do plan on putting most of these trees in the ground next spring.  I want to keep them in pots for this winter so they are easier to protect from the cold.  So I do want a good tap root.  And since the standard pots are easier to find I am using those.  Thanks for the info.

Bill

 

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