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Pickering Starting To Flower
« on: November 08, 2023, 03:05:16 PM »
It's early November and I see my Pickering is starting to produce pannicles.  Never saw them this early previously.  In July 2022 I cut it back quite a bit due to space concerns.  As a result it produced no fruit this summer. Could this be the reason for the early pannicles?
Also, I know the Pickering is a "dwarf" mango, but this tree left to its own devices will grow and grow.

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Re: Pickering Starting To Flower
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2023, 07:10:51 AM »
Mine is doing this now but just on one branch. Tree took a beating from Ian and had about half a normal crop this Summer Normally it is one of the last trees to bloom in my yard..

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Re: Pickering Starting To Flower
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2023, 08:15:52 AM »
There are no true "dwarf" mangoes. There's vigorous growers and non-vigorous growers. All will grow large if not pruned and controlled. Pickering is a slow grower and is easy to maintain in a small form, thus "dwarf." I doubt a pruning back in 2022 is having an effect now. Mangoes are weird trees when it comes to weather. Maybe it thinks that brief cold spell we had a few weeks ago was winter and this new warm weather is spring? Combined with not having fruited since 2022 and wanting to get it out.

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Re: Pickering Starting To Flower
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2023, 10:35:39 AM »
I call my Pickering "clubfoot" because at the graft union it has a bulbous knot. It's in ground going on 12 years and is STILL less than 7' tall. When I got it he was 5+ feet tall.

I guess you can call it an extremely non-vigorous grower?


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Re: Pickering Starting To Flower
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2023, 01:19:42 PM »
I have one in ground as well with pretty similar growth. As opposed to a Sweet tart which I pugged to a three foot tall stump about 8 years ago and I have to top off every year at 8 feet tall and about 8 feet wide if not a little more. Im half tempted to just let it go next year and see if it can survive a winter without help.

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Re: Pickering Starting To Flower
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2023, 12:16:05 PM »
I just discovered this morning my Maha is popping out blooms all over.


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Re: Pickering Starting To Flower
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2023, 03:58:37 PM »
Apparently no one likes the dwarf comment lol but 2 feet in 12 years is definitely considered dwarf IMO.

Anyone know why no one seems to mention Ataulfo / Manila mangos? I got a few going last spring from seeds and they seem like vigorous growers. I forgot to label them like an idiot and donít know which is which, but the mangos were both yellow

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Re: Pickering Starting To Flower
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2023, 05:53:24 PM »
Should we nip these blooms off or just let them go? I don't really want to interfere with the normal fruiting season for a Maha.

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Re: Pickering Starting To Flower
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2023, 06:26:31 PM »
The pickering is a good one for a stump project. 2years and it's over 10' now. Honey kiss is a bit taller though and I see some flower panicles emerging off it.