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Am I doing the right thing?
« on: July 31, 2023, 12:40:52 PM »



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Re: Am I doing the right thing?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2023, 12:43:12 PM »
2Ĺ foot struggling  Orange Sherbet under the shade cloth.
Shade cloth added today

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Re: Am I doing the right thing?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2023, 12:45:16 PM »
The graft looked weak,  so it has remained staked

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Re: Am I doing the right thing?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2023, 12:48:09 PM »
It flushed new growth shortly  after purchasing.  Waited to plant until new leaf flushes hardened off

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Re: Am I doing the right thing?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2023, 12:52:18 PM »
Here's the problem, new buds open but soon succumb as if the sun 🌞 is cooking them off. At least the rootstock stem is no longer green

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Re: Am I doing the right thing?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2023, 01:22:56 PM »
The tree came out of a shadehouse, when I  purchsed it. It seems  it wasn't acclimated properly or doesn't like where I planted it. Currently it's pushing new buds that are opening. Trying to get these new leaves established for improved sap flow. I'm in Miami-Dade and it's been brutally hot.
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Re: Am I doing the right thing?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2023, 08:35:51 PM »
If you suspect the tree is suffering from sunburn because it was in a shade house, you are doing the right thing.

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Re: Am I doing the right thing?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2023, 09:33:59 PM »
It's obvious you care a lot about that little mango tree and I applaud you for it. Hopefully it'll grow up big and healthy and give you lots of great fruit. I have a similar situation with a couple of young citrus trees that I have covered with citrus creening to prevent HLB/Citrus Greening. Maybe my efforts will pay off. Good luck with your mango tree!

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Re: Am I doing the right thing?
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2023, 10:05:33 PM »
Getting some shade over a young tree rarely hurts. You may want to make sure it gets full sun in the morning and late afternoon just to be sure itís getting enough light as mangoís are full sun trees. Some mangoís seem to take longer to establish than others. Iím not sure if itís the rootstock or something else. My PPK had 1 growth flush per year for 2 years before it really started growing and my small 1gal Sunrise only flushed once or twice in its first year and is now growing like crazy. Other mangoís started flushing within a couple months of being in the ground. Iíd let it chill in light shade for a while, make sure it gets water a couple times a week but donít overwater.

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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2023, 11:37:49 PM »
Getting some shade over a young tree rarely hurts. You may want to make sure it gets full sun in the morning and late afternoon just to be sure itís getting enough light as mangoís are full sun trees. Some mangoís seem to take longer to establish than others. Iím not sure if itís the rootstock or something else. My PPK had 1 growth flush per year for 2 years before it really started growing and my small 1gal Sunrise only flushed once or twice in its first year and is now growing like crazy. Other mangoís started flushing within a couple months of being in the ground. Iíd let it chill in light shade for a while, make sure it gets water a couple times a week but donít overwater.

It's an old 30% shade cloth which I suspect is even less %. A friend gave me when he refurbished his shadehouse screening 28 years ago.

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Re: Am I doing the right thing?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2023, 09:48:31 AM »
So far it appears to be working. Misted the leaves with minor nutrients

 

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