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PPK mango tree not growing.
« on: June 08, 2019, 09:50:16 PM »
So I bought a 3 gallon ppk/lemon meringue mango tree sometime in Feb, I put it in the ground and it has yet to put on any new growth. The tree overall looks healthy but I am puzzled as to why the thing has not grown at all in the past 5 months or so. I have been giving it water since we have not been getting any but I also tried not watering it for a couple weeks to see if that would make it start growing, nothing happened. What do you guys think? All of my other mango trees are putting on new growth like crazy, they are however mature trees.

I am thinking about giving it until july/august and then it is getting replaced with another ppk.
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Re: PPK mango tree not growing.
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 09:51:16 PM »
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Re: PPK mango tree not growing.
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 10:05:03 PM »
You have to be patient. They put out roots first before putting out new growth. Pruning will speed up the process, even cutting an inch off of the tips will do the trick.

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Re: PPK mango tree not growing.
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 10:08:49 PM »
You have to be patient. They put out roots first before putting out new growth. Pruning will speed up the process, even cutting an inch off of the tips will do the trick.

I have thought about pruning it. But it is only a 3 gallon mango, it is probably only a foot tall... maybe a bit more.

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Re: PPK mango tree not growing.
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 11:10:41 PM »
We're just coming into rainy season the heat and constant rainfall really speed up tree growth. If it's very small it's probably not the best idea to prune it. Let it get acclimated and put down some roots and I'm sure it will start growing for you. I have witnessed Lemon Meringue to be rather slow to get going at my place as well.


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Re: PPK mango tree not growing.
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 11:45:24 PM »
LM is slow to start, especially if you don't give it nitrogen. My 5 year old tree stands a towering 7 - 8 feet tall. Meanwhile, my lemon zest of same age is twice as tall.
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Re: PPK mango tree not growing.
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2019, 02:59:04 AM »
LM is slow to start, especially if you don't give it nitrogen. My 5 year old tree stands a towering 7 - 8 feet tall. Meanwhile, my lemon zest of same age is twice as tall.

I did just give it some fertilizer a couple days ago, we will see if it helps any.

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Re: PPK mango tree not growing.
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2019, 11:09:54 AM »
So I bought a 3 gallon ppk/lemon meringue mango tree sometime in Feb, I put it in the ground and it has yet to put on any new growth. The tree overall looks healthy but I am puzzled as to why the thing has not grown at all in the past 5 months or so. I have been giving it water since we have not been getting any but I also tried not watering it for a couple weeks to see if that would make it start growing, nothing happened. What do you guys think? All of my other mango trees are putting on new growth like crazy, they are however mature trees.

I am thinking about giving it until july/august and then it is getting replaced with another ppk.

I planted a healthy looking 3gl cogshall two years ago and it did not budge for a whole year, now it is growing like a wild fire. It is likely just getting established and putting all of it's energy into rooting, Next summer it should go nuts. Be careful not to over fertilize it. I have killed several you mango trees that way, Hard lesson to learn.

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Re: PPK mango tree not growing.
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2019, 11:19:23 AM »
So I bought a 3 gallon ppk/lemon meringue mango tree sometime in Feb, I put it in the ground and it has yet to put on any new growth. The tree overall looks healthy but I am puzzled as to why the thing has not grown at all in the past 5 months or so. I have been giving it water since we have not been getting any but I also tried not watering it for a couple weeks to see if that would make it start growing, nothing happened. What do you guys think? All of my other mango trees are putting on new growth like crazy, they are however mature trees.

I am thinking about giving it until july/august and then it is getting replaced with another ppk.

I planted a healthy looking 3gl cogshall two years ago and it did not budge for a whole year, now it is growing like a wild fire. It is likely just getting established and putting all of it's energy into rooting, Next summer it should go nuts. Be careful not to over fertilize it. I have killed several you mango trees that way, Hard lesson to learn.

Yeah I only gave it a little bit since it is a young tree. I didnt even want to put any fertilizer on it at all but I was to the point where if it didnt start growing it was going to get replaced anyway.

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Re: PPK mango tree not growing.
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2019, 11:23:03 AM »
Is it getting full sun?

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Re: PPK mango tree not growing.
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2019, 11:42:16 AM »
Is it getting full sun?

Yeah it is in full sun. Maybe once the rains really start around here it will take off.

 

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