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Pruning/tipping Canistel
« on: October 28, 2022, 01:16:59 AM »
About 15 months ago, we planted a Canistel from seed. In the last couple of months it has taken off and is now about 1.5m high. So far, if has not made any branches. Would you tip it to force it to branch or leave it? If it were a mango, I'd definitely tip it but not sure about Canistel.

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Re: Pruning/tipping Canistel
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2022, 01:36:16 AM »
One that I potted two years ago (a 'Trompo') grew slightly taller than yours you described and then branched of its own accord.  It's in a 7 gallon pot and about 6-ft tall and well branched.  It has a nice, balanced shape to it and probably will go into the ground next season.

A second one that I potted into a 3 gallon pot last year is about a meter tall and hasn't branched yet.  But I'm going to leave it alone and expect that it will branch of it own accord like the older one very soon.  This second canistel is an unnamed seedling.

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Re: Pruning/tipping Canistel
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2022, 01:42:02 AM »
My seedling has many shoots in the 2nd year.
No intervention needed.

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Re: Pruning/tipping Canistel
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2022, 01:50:09 AM »
Thanks for the replies, I think I will leave it then. I have another seedling which is about a year old and branched at around 30 cm.

 

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