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TheVeggieProfessor

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Wondering if/how bad I screwed up my Organge Sherbet...
« on: June 29, 2020, 10:57:59 AM »
Hi all. I planted an orange sherbet about a year and a half ago. It was large-ish at the time and, as of a few days ago, was already about 9 feet tall. I had never pruned it before though. There were flowers this year, but just two, and it didn't fruit. I wanted to learn about pruning, as I know it's good for the tree and I wanted to manage the size. So just recently - after when my harvest would have been - I followed what was noted in this video: https://youtu.be/H7SN7nvVk-0 featuring Dr. Richard Campbell. He essentially said don't really pay attention to any details, just go around cutting. Though after doing more research, I noticed that, although I never tipped my tree before, the branches had been breaking all on their own as they grew. So some of the new growth that I tipped was maybe only a few inches long, some longer. I'm just trying to understand if this will make my tree grow wonky? Learning about pruning has been very tough! I'm open to screwing things up, because I think I have to learn some time. I just want to avoid ending up with a massive tree with a weird shape. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Wondering if/how bad I screwed up my Organge Sherbet...
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 11:04:12 AM »
There is some pretty good instructional videos from Ghana about pruning mango trees.
https://youtu.be/zh1AnvNa6mc

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Re: Wondering if/how bad I screwed up my Organge Sherbet...
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 11:26:05 AM »
There is some pretty good instructional videos from Ghana about pruning mango trees.
https://youtu.be/zh1AnvNa6mc

Thanks. I saw that AFTER I did my hack job, which made me regretful of the course I took!

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Re: Wondering if/how bad I screwed up my Organge Sherbet...
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 02:47:11 PM »
Iíve posted this many times before but it has excellent information on pruning mangos.

https://www.growables.org/information/documents/MangoPruningStrategies.pdf

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Re: Wondering if/how bad I screwed up my Organge Sherbet...
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 07:30:42 PM »
Veggie Proff ---
All hack jobs are forgiven this early in the growth season. Mother nature is going to paper it over. Growth is so rampant it (what you did) will look some genius pruning in 4-6 weeks. If you are worried then water this mango tree every other day to accelerate growth.

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Re: Wondering if/how bad I screwed up my Organge Sherbet...
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 07:53:14 PM »
My experience is that trees love being pruned. They come back more vigorous, more fruitful, and more beautiful and full.

Never fear, the thing will take off like a rocket.

 

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