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I say 50%-60% are grown from seed and those trees are blooming better this year. I drove through the neighborhood next to mine that has many mango trees. I saw many healthy blooms and many with half inch size or smaller mangoes hanging.

And to think of all the times I have told people to buy grafted, known varieties from a nursery. I can tell my advice goes in one ear and out the other. That they will keep planting from seed.
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Re: What percentage South Florida backyard mango trees are grown from seed?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 09:14:28 PM »
My property has a Julie seedling I call Juicy Lucy which has never been infected with any sort of pest, So that's four out of my five are grafted.


 
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Re: What percentage South Florida backyard mango trees are grown from seed?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 09:45:29 AM »
I think we have to experiment more with seedlings , I have planted a beautiful Sweet Tart Seedling looks healthier than my grafted trees .

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Re: What percentage South Florida backyard mango trees are grown from seed?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 10:36:25 AM »
I cut down my only seedling. Val. Pride the only fruit it would hold was above 10'. I am too old for that, plus it was a shy bearer.

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Re: What percentage South Florida backyard mango trees are grown from seed?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2020, 08:02:39 AM »
I have six varieties of grafted trees in my yard, but have more seedlings planted than grafted trees. Some seedlings are from polyembryonic mangos, though I have a Glenn and a couple Pickering seedlings in the ground. I am curious to see if/what the seedlings produce.

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Re: What percentage South Florida backyard mango trees are grown from seed?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2020, 10:56:40 AM »
In my opinion it’s considerably less than people think, though there are certainly plenty of seedlings out there. The majority of mango trees that people plant are purchased, and nearly all those sold by nurseries are grafted. When surveying mango trees 10 years ago, I found that Most backyard trees fell under the old-school Florida mango camp (Haden predominant, with lots of Kents, Tommy Atkins, Keitt, Valencia Pride, and Carrie). Then you had your less commonly planted older grafted varieties (Glenn, Van Dyke etc), plus grafted “newer” varieties planted within the Mango Renaissance of the last 25 years.

Among seedlings, many are polyembryonic Turpentine, so a smaller number of the total trees are truly unique monoembryonic types. i would say this number may be less than 30%.

 

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