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happyisland

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WTB - 15 gallon mangoes
« on: October 29, 2017, 02:07:19 PM »
we just removed a huge ficus, and for the first time in years I have sunshine to plant some mangoes in. The yard looks terribly bare though, so I need the 15-gallon size for quick growth.

I am looking to get 15 gallons:
- 1 x Maha Chanok
- 2 x some combo of Zill varietals (coconut cream, lemon zest, peach cobbler, etc...)

I spoke with Excalibur, but they were not very interested in helping me figure out shipping (I am willing to pay, but might need minor help with scheduling a pickup.logistics). These will need to be delivered to Miami, for trans-shipment to Aruba, where I live.

Anybody have any leads?

Best from the southern Caribbean,

dave
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Re: WTB - 15 gallon mangoes
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 06:33:25 PM »
Bumping this to add that I have emailed several fruit tree nurseries in Florida and not many have shown any interest in helping me out. I've given up on 25 gallon trees now and will settle (hopefully!) for 15 gallons...

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Re: WTB - 15 gallon mangoes
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 07:13:32 AM »
I'm not sure the 15g will grow any faster then a 3 in the long run.
Mango grow pretty fast in Florida climate at least.

Benefits of a smaller tree, easier to train, roots less likely to circle.
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Re: WTB - 15 gallon mangoes
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 08:59:20 AM »
Around here a 3-gal. catches up to a 15-gal. in about year's time.
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Re: WTB - 15 gallon mangoes
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 08:04:56 PM »
Around here a 3-gal. catches up to a 15-gal. in about year's time.
A VP or Lemon zest can do this easy
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