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How many mangoes can a 5 ft tree support?
« on: February 24, 2020, 05:45:43 PM »
My Pickering mango tree had a ton of flowers and now has about 50-80 fruits starting to set, with the rest of flowers drying up and falling off. It's only about 5 feet tall and in a pot. How many mangoes can the tree support at that size?

Should I trim off some mangoes, or will the tree just abort the ones it can't support anyway? The new branches that the mangoes are on don't look like they'd be able to support more than one mango apiece, but I guess since mangoes only grow on new growth anyway, the branches will just get thicker as the mangoes get bigger.

What do you guys think?

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Re: How many mangoes can a 5 ft tree support?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2020, 07:49:33 PM »
Post photos.

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Re: How many mangoes can a 5 ft tree support?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2020, 09:24:48 PM »
Just ask my Pickering



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Re: How many mangoes can a 5 ft tree support?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2020, 09:55:55 PM »
wow that tree is  loaded with fruits!

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Re: How many mangoes can a 5 ft tree support?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 08:49:55 AM »
Here are a few photos of my tree. Sorry they aren't good pictures; I don't have a big yard so it's kind of squeezed in there.






It's not as full as Redland's tree. What do you guys think?

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Re: How many mangoes can a 5 ft tree support?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2020, 08:58:02 AM »
Pickering sets a lot of fruit and sheds most of it.  You'll be left with whatever the tree can support.
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Re: How many mangoes can a 5 ft tree support?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2020, 09:44:20 AM »
Here are a few photos of my tree. Sorry they aren't good pictures; I don't have a big yard so it's kind of squeezed in there.






It's not as full as Redland's tree. What do you guys think?

Id probably just strip any fruit off that one. Trunk looks on the thin side still.

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Re: How many mangoes can a 5 ft tree support?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 11:48:31 PM »
My (now) 7-year-old Pickering bore 35 fruit last year. It starts out with many more, but most drop off. It's under 5 feet tall. It's in the ground, though, and not in a pot.

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Re: How many mangoes can a 5 ft tree support?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2020, 03:18:18 PM »
My (now) 7-year-old Pickering bore 35 fruit last year. It starts out with many more, but most drop off. It's under 5 feet tall. It's in the ground, though, and not in a pot.
Do you have a picture of the tree? the saffold branches must be very low if your tree is 5 feet tall.

 

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