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Title: Two newb questions Mango flowers
Post by: bovine421 on January 13, 2021, 04:59:09 PM
This tree is flowering. At the top there is flush growth that happened over the Thanksgiving holiday. Any chance that the new growth can flower later on?
(https://i.postimg.cc/6TqhZTJs/20210113-163959.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/6TqhZTJs)

Do late season grafts usually flower?

(https://i.postimg.cc/m11M5zBt/20210113-163517.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/m11M5zBt)
Phoenix grafted in August.
Title: Re: Two newbie? Mango flowers
Post by: simon_grow on January 13, 2021, 05:17:02 PM
The growth can still turn into a partial bloom if the weather is cool enough. If the previous flush was able to rest for an extended period of time, you will have a better chance of partial blooms. You also have the chance that other parts of your tree will bloom later on.


Late season grafts, if they push during a period of cool weather can easily push blooms or partial blooms.

Simon
Title: Re: Two newb questions Mango flowers
Post by: bsbullie on January 13, 2021, 08:05:00 PM
Yes and yes.  Make sure no fruit develops on the new graft.  As I described in the other thread, pluck any fruit off when eraser head size.  Definitely dont want any added weight stress on the new graft.
Title: Re: Two newb questions Mango flowers
Post by: bovine421 on January 13, 2021, 08:31:02 PM
Yes and yes.  Make sure no fruit develops on the new graft.  As I described in the other thread, pluck any fruit off when eraser head size.  Definitely dont want any added weight stress on the new graft.
Phoenix is an awesome variety I got the bud wood at the beginning of the week I did not want to wait till the weekend. After a long day  my mind and eyes were tired so I basically sharpened them  like a carpenter pencil  I attempted a side veneer graft but I burger that up and just  pruned branches off.I did cleft graft and amazingly all three took a first for me. Phoenix is the perfect name for that variety.

Thank goodness for (music)( mangoes) and this forum. :)