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Mango graft blooming!
« on: February 17, 2019, 09:01:16 AM »
The new CAC grafts are blooming and that's not good, should I wait until there are small fruit to cut the bloom off?

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Re: Mango graft blooming!
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 11:54:18 AM »
As the grafts are top-worked onto a large tree, it is actually optional to go ahead and let them fruit.  The graft and flower stem will thicken up as needed while the fruit develops.  Then you can get the regular post-harvest vegetative growth.
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Re: Mango graft blooming!
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2019, 01:11:08 PM »
As the grafts are top-worked onto a large tree, it is actually optional to go ahead and let them fruit.  The graft and flower stem will thicken up as needed while the fruit develops.  Then you can get the regular post-harvest vegetative growth.

Are you saying that new grafts from over the summer may already be able to handle fruit?

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Re: Mango graft blooming!
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 01:45:19 PM »
As the grafts are top-worked onto a large tree, it is actually optional to go ahead and let them fruit.  The graft and flower stem will thicken up as needed while the fruit develops.  Then you can get the regular post-harvest vegetative growth.

Wouldn't that increase the risk of breaking? I mean the union between scion and rootstock.
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Re: Mango graft blooming!
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2019, 04:01:37 PM »
Remove fruits once they reach nickel size to avoid a re-bloom.

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Re: Mango graft blooming!
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2019, 04:42:32 AM »
My grafts on topworked Nam doc Mai, the graft is dwarf Hawaiian...





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Re: Mango graft blooming!
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 07:51:47 AM »
The graft union and branch will normally grow, along with the fruit.  If you only have one surviving graft, you will probably want to remove the fruit to be surer of getting plenty of vegetative growth.  But if you have several grafts, even if they are only a couple of months on the big-enough tree, then you do have the option of allowing fruit to remain.
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Re: Mango graft blooming!
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2019, 06:28:57 AM »
Wow that's incredible Har, I,would not have thought such a small graft would be able to hold any fruit, I have two grafted on this tree and I'm going to give it a try on one of them,see how that works
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Re: Mango graft blooming!
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019, 01:51:53 PM »
Didn't know this.  I have some young grafts on small plants which are flowering and will have the fruits pinched off.
I also have some grafts on mature topworked trees.  I will likely keep some of these in light of this information.

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Re: Mango graft blooming!
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2019, 08:55:12 PM »
Thanks for the info! I also have grafts I made late last summer pushing blooms. Since the tree I top worked was mature, I will let them fruit - thanks for the tip!

 

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