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BonsaiBeast

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Should I graft a small mango seedling?
« on: August 09, 2018, 04:22:22 PM »
Right now is the time to be grafting mangos here in San Diego. One of my trees is a Manilla Seedlings, no more than 2 feet tall with a very thin trunk.

Should I graft onto this skinny tree? Ideally I would like to get this project taken care of, but is it smart for the health of the tree?

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Re: Should I graft a small mango seedling?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 04:25:05 PM »
if in ground, ok to graft, if in Pot, I would put into ground and wait a year. grafted trees in pot if kept for longer times here in So Cal catch phomosis.
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Re: Should I graft a small mango seedling?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 04:25:51 PM »
Wait a year
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Re: Should I graft a small mango seedling?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 04:45:28 PM »
if in ground, ok to graft, if in Pot, I would put into ground and wait a year. grafted trees in pot if kept for longer times here in So Cal catch phomosis.

IT has been in ground for a while, but it is still very small.

What is phomosis?

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Re: Should I graft a small mango seedling?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 04:57:13 PM »
Phomosis is fungal disease that causes dieback or branches and sudden death.

if your tree is not growing well, you must correct it first. grafting wont help. However, I have seen if you prune the stunted plant, it responds favorably.

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Re: Should I graft a small mango seedling?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 05:29:20 PM »
I may be getting picky but its actually called Phomopsis.
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