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BeBetter

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I chopped this tree a few months ago and I plan to graft onto these shoots but Iím not sure how many I should leave. I have already removed the smaller ones that didnít receive any light. Thanks!




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Re: How many future grafting shoots should I leave on this mango tree?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 10:09:45 AM »
If I were doing this, I would leave all for now and remove what I don't want after I have grafted.
I would graft on it soon and see what takes and what does not.
When I am done, I will hope to have 3 or 4 well spaced branches and preferably at two levels (not all at the same node).  If you look from the top, if you keep 3 you want to have an almost equal angled Y, if you keep 4 you want to have as close to a "+" sign.

« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 08:08:58 AM by Orkine »

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Re: How many future grafting shoots should I leave on this mango tree?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 04:16:13 PM »
Thank you very much. This is very helpful.

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Re: How many future grafting shoots should I leave on this mango tree?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 04:38:01 PM »
Orkine's advice is good, 3 or 4 main branches is ideal. If you really want to have some fun, graft to (almost) all the branches and then air-layer the branches you want to remove, which would give you several new trees to play with.

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Re: How many future grafting shoots should I leave on this mango tree?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 04:50:27 PM »
3 or 4 max, spaced evenly. The uppermost shoots will be best

 

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