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Shade tolerant Mango Variety
« on: November 25, 2023, 03:09:51 PM »
Scenario: Area northwest alcove of the House. Gets 5 hours of sunlight peak summer time.
Planted a Beverly hoping she would grow vertical to the light. She didn't like the spot. At 12 ft, a tree would get substantially more sunlight.
Question: Which mango variety is the most tolerant of shade in your experience?

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Eagerly waiting on opinions

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Re: Shade tolerant Mango Variety
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2023, 10:08:34 PM »
This is probably not what you wanted to hear, but have you thought about planting something other than a mango there? A mango gets pretty hard to pick/prune over 12'. Pineapples would grow great in that spot and taste just as good as mangoes when they are home grown.

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Re: Shade tolerant Mango Variety
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2023, 12:48:08 PM »
Once it is living, the next question is will it bear fruit. I will go to that.

Carrie: Thick foliage bears fruit well  in low light when buried within the canopy with black material on the limbs but yet still bearing fruit often unknown to all till they fall from the tree.

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Re: Shade tolerant Mango Variety
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2023, 01:55:15 PM »
I have a few mangoes growing in partial to moderate shade. They are very healthy, but fruit production has been low. Maybe, as they get older and taller, things will improve. Curious to hear what cultivars produce well in shade.

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Re: Shade tolerant Mango Variety
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2023, 09:46:04 AM »
Can a shade-grown mango develop sugar/sweetness?
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Re: Shade tolerant Mango Variety
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2023, 02:45:05 PM »
The best Sweet Tarts and Coco Creams I've had were shade grown. Just weren't that many.

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Re: Shade tolerant Mango Variety
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2023, 04:37:14 PM »
Thanks for the discussion. Production is not a concern to me. Below average is acceptable given the less than optimal area. I'd move my Pineapple Pleasure there if I was sure it would do well there. Starfruit would probably like it. I'm in rocky soil, moving old trees is a pain.

Hope to hear from those who grow high density

 

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