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Purple mangosteen cracking on trunk, is it normal?
« on: June 19, 2019, 06:34:30 PM »
Is this cracking on the trunk normal during mangosteen growth? These trees are about three years old.







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Re: Purple mangosteen cracking on trunk, is it normal?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 07:17:37 PM »
No, I donít think itís normal.  But overall your trees look pretty good.  Iím surprised you have them in such small pots.  Looks like they ought to be in 5 gal buckets to me.
Like most things with mangosteen those cracks must have opened slowly, but the trees seem to be dealing with it.
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Re: Purple mangosteen cracking on trunk, is it normal?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 08:03:24 PM »
No, I donít think itís normal.  But overall your trees look pretty good.  Iím surprised you have them in such small pots.  Looks like they ought to be in 5 gal buckets to me.
Like most things with mangosteen those cracks must have opened slowly, but the trees seem to be dealing with it.
Peter

Thanks Peter. I was just mailed the trees, which is why theyíre in the small pots.
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Re: Purple mangosteen cracking on trunk, is it normal?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 11:35:44 AM »
That reminds me of cicada damage. They cut a slit into the bark to lay eggs, the resulting scar looks just like that. Iíve seen them this year here, the species I have here makes a clicking noise.
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Re: Purple mangosteen cracking on trunk, is it normal?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 11:42:15 AM »
Very nice trees!  Those look pretty big.  What is the size and where did you get them from?

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Re: Purple mangosteen cracking on trunk, is it normal?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2019, 12:56:12 PM »
Tropical Fruit Hunters- Thanks. They are a little over 3í tall. I acquired them from a grower in Hawaii.
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