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roblack

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Fertilization for grafted mango tree
« on: July 27, 2021, 01:35:12 PM »
Hello everyone.

Apologies if this has been covered in another thread.

Looking for advice regarding fertilization for a recently trimmed and grafted Glenn mango tree.

Tree is about 10 foot after trimming, 7+ inch diameter trunk. About 10 new grafts.

Any recommendations regarding what to fertilize with and how much to hit it with?

Tree is in thin soil/limestone. Well established.

Thanks!

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Re: Fertilization for grafted mango tree
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2021, 01:59:12 PM »
Hey roblack, sorry I dont know much about ferts but your post sparked a question I have been wondering a while..

Can fertilization negatively affect scions that come from an organically grown tree or does it not make a difference?

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Re: Fertilization for grafted mango tree
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2021, 02:53:14 PM »
Composted Chicken manure is the least expensive store bought fertilizer  I've found.

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Re: Fertilization for grafted mango tree
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2021, 03:11:18 PM »
I use the routine at the link below as a guide and alter on a case by case basis based on other things like is the tree mulched, did I just remove a lot of nitrogen by cutting big branches, what am I trying to accomplish at the time. 

I suggest you follow the script.

https://treasurecoastrarefruitclub.wordpress.com/mango-fertilizer-routine/

Note:
For recently grafted trees, I tend to hold off on fertilizer, for a while, long enough to get the graft to take.  I have since learned that a little fertilizer is good (based on response from an expert forum member, I understand that it is good practice and is used by professional nurseries shortly after grafting on seedlings - a pinch in the pot on the side of the graft - not sure if this also applies to larger trees like yours)

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Re: Fertilization for grafted mango tree
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2021, 04:27:04 PM »
i'd give in something complete. 8-3-9, 8-2-12 etc.
Some type of slow-release would be great as well.

Removing all those leave will remove a lot of the minerals the tree has been mining for a while.
Even if you did chop and drop it will take a little while for the leaves to decompose and nutrients to become available again.


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Re: Fertilization for grafted mango tree
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2021, 04:58:28 PM »
Thanks for all the thoughtful responses!

Did a light sprinkle of some "organic" stuff w/ minors that was laying around.

Has anyone used langbeinite with mango? Considering throwing this down instead of 0-0-50, late fall.

 

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