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Alekhan

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Pruning young mango
« on: September 05, 2017, 01:34:44 AM »
I have a 3 year old Mahachanok 8ft tall tree planted this year. It keeps flushing constantly. I tip pruned couple months back the tree still in good shape. However the new growths spurt out fast and most of them (new growth) fell-over (sagging) horizontally. The tree shape is look ugly now. How far back should I prune this time? Should I trim it back all the new growth to build up the old branch strength? or just do what the book say (20-inches branch).

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Joe

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Re: Pruning young mango
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 09:55:27 AM »
This has been happening to me quite a bit this season especially with my top worked trees.
I usually just prune the newest flush and tip the second newest leaf cluster so it has 3 remaining leaves on it.
The branches have some time to harden off.

I used to try tying it up but that was to much work and unweilding

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Re: Pruning young mango
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 12:48:07 AM »
I'd tried to tie them up too but not effective.
"...tip the second newest leaf cluster so it has 3 remaining leaves on it."  I'm not clear on this, could you explain more.

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Joe

 

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