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Author Topic: Best mango rootstock for Florida? Is Sabre just as good as Turpentine?  (Read 180 times)

nighthawk0911@yahoo.com

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I know turpentine is probably the most common mango rootstock in Florida, but are there others that are as good or better like Sabre?  My neighbor has a Sabre mango tree that produces hundreds of mangos that just rot on the ground.  Is Sabre as good as turpentine for rootstock?

Yes before you ask they taste bad.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2018, 07:01:49 PM by nighthawk0911@yahoo.com »

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It depends on your definition of “Best”. For some, best may mean large, vigorous, disease resistant. For others, best may be small yet productive. Here’s a link with a brief discussion on Mango rootstocks.
http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=20816.0

Within the thread above, you will find links that discuss rootstocks with different attributes. Squam256, Dr Noris Ledesma or Dr Richard Campbell will probably have a lot more information if you contact them.

I hear that there are relatively new hybrid rootstocks that may be available soon that may be more disease resistant.

Simon

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I've always just used whatever is available. Never had an issue.
Jeff  :-)

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I've always just used whatever is available. Never had an issue.

By the way, the Carrie mango I got from you is doing well. :-) I think you grafted that one onto a glenn seedling.
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:D glad to hear that! I don't remember what that was grafted to at this point.

I've always just used whatever is available. Never had an issue.

By the way, the Carrie mango I got from you is doing well. :-) I think you grafted that one onto a glenn seedling.
Jeff  :-)

 

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