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That article mentions jujubes being called dates if they're dried.  Do Taiwanese folks call jujube dates?  The dates I know come from the date palm...not sure if that's misinformation, or just speaking of what it is called in Taiwan.

I believe jujubes are not the same as the palm dates one thinks of here in the States.

I have a few polyembryonic seedlings (multi sprouts from different embryos that was separated with individual embryo to each sprout as Sapote stated) that I planted in 2013.  They are "Tu" mangoes (literally translated from Mandarin Chinese) from Taiwan.  They are small, fibrous, have a large seed to flesh ratio, but I think they are my favorite tasting mangoes.  The skin is thick so easy to peel and eat as well.

There is a picture of these mangoes here (number 3):

Tree looks fine. Is it a seedling?

I bought it from Home Depot 3 years ago for $20.  Still in original pot.

Herman - other than losing part of one branch, the flowers and a few leaves, the plant
looks perfectly fine.  Truly NOTHING to worry about.  I'd even say it is ready to go back
out into the sun, or wherever you had it before, and get on with the business of growing
it, again!

If you want to see major destruction of a tree, ask Puglvr for a few pictures!  Even some of
her trees came back from near total annihilation.....


Thanks Gary! 

Thanks for the responses!

I've placed the tree in shade, and foliar sprayed with light dilute of kelp extract.
Behlgarden - praying should be first on the list =)

Anyway here are some pics of my poor tree:

So I went on a three week trip and came back to a suffering mango tree.  I had set up a drip system, which apparently didn't work.  The mango tree planted in the pot went for three weeks without water.  I did water it plenty before I left, but came back to a wilting tree with shriveled leaves.  It was also starting to flower, but all of the flowers are shriveled up.  I immediately gave it water, twice in a span of three days.  Now it has been two weeks, and I don't see any improvements.  Some of the lower leaves are still turning brown, some top branches are turning brown, one of the branches is oozing sap, and I don't see any new growth.

What should I do?  Should I move the tree to shade?  Should I continue to water it? 



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fertilize a mango tree in bloom?
« on: March 10, 2015, 04:45:04 PM »
Hello mango experts!

I was wondering whether or not to fertilize a mango tree that is flowering, and if so, what fertilizers should be used?
Is there any time that the tree should NOT be fertilized during bloom?
Also, I've heard that, for the first year a mango ever flowers, it should not be allowed to fruit so that the fruit would be better the following year.  Does it really make a difference?



Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree trunk bleeding!
« on: May 24, 2014, 12:08:50 PM »
Hope this pic is a little clearer.  Sorry, my camera doesn't seem to handle closeups very well.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree trunk bleeding!
« on: May 18, 2014, 11:45:08 AM »
Is there any evidence of dieback?

Cant tell from your picture as it is a bit blurry however read my post about mature PPK mango problem.  Cant tell if its the same or similar problem however the USDA does not say its healing itself and leave it alone.

No die back whatsoever.  Just a bunch of fruitlets.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree trunk bleeding!
« on: May 18, 2014, 11:44:31 AM »
can't see ish from that picture, but i have the same problem on the one mango tree that i inherited with the property.  I think it's a madame francis (although if my memory serves me correctly, some of the fruit last summer was noticeably less fibrous than others--if that's even possible).  I cut it back pretty good last summer, and it oozes orange sap from several places on the trunk, and has been oozing for 6-8 months now, though the rest of the tree seems to be thriving.  It didn't set any fruit this year but I expected half as much when I chopped it back.  I still need to chop back the other of the two main trunks. 
Is the tree sick, or does this normally occur when pruning a mango heavily?

I pugged it about 2 years ago, and haven't pruned it since.  Right now it is full of fruitlets.



Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango tree trunk bleeding!
« on: May 18, 2014, 11:33:58 AM »
Thanks for the replies!

I'll try to get a better picture.
I keep it in a green house and it is highly unlikely that it was caused by anything external.  It looks like the sap is coming from an old pruning cut.



Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mango tree trunk bleeding!
« on: May 17, 2014, 04:50:48 PM »
I noticed today that the trunk of my mallika mango is bleeding/oozing sap:

Is this of concern?  I have a altaufo mango tree next to it of the same size/age and it's not oozing sap.  Is this particular to mallika? 



Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gritty mix for seedlings
« on: April 09, 2014, 05:55:24 PM »
Thanks all for the response!

I think I'll start the weak fert regimen with every water.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Gritty mix for seedlings
« on: April 07, 2014, 06:47:47 PM »
Interesting.  It just seems that seeds started in gritty mixes are not as vigorous as seeds started in peat mixes.



I start all of my tropical fruit seedlings in gritty mix and have had only good luck.  The minimum humidity in my environment is 75%; I don't know if that is needed for seedlings in the gritty mix or not.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Gritty mix for seedlings
« on: April 07, 2014, 06:27:08 PM »

Has anyone used gritty mix for seedlings with good success?



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Malika Mango tree over watered?
« on: April 07, 2014, 04:45:45 PM »
Might be a good idea to shade it by putting a canopy over it while it is recovering.

Those roots don't look too good =(

Hi friends sorry to double post but I finally came back home and took my plant out to repot it and therefore took a few pictures of the roots.

Now, I don't know how bad roots look like but by the look of my plant's roots, things seem okay I think. My only concern is how black the bulby part of the root is but I think it's just soil residue.

Also, should I trim off this branch here? It's the blackish one.

Again guys thank you for helping! I really appreciate it!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: My mallika is fruiting!
« on: February 10, 2014, 04:56:49 PM »
Thanks!  I will try that then.


Tropical Fruit Discussion / My mallika is fruiting!
« on: February 10, 2014, 01:57:12 PM »
However, it is still a very young tree (3 1/2 feet tall) in a 2.5 gallon pot.  Some of the branches where it is flowering is no more than half a millimeter thick.  I have no experience with flowering mangos, but I'm thinking that I should cut the flowers off until the tree grows a little more.  What should I do?



Here's my abused Pickering-- it wants more light but I'm still in the middle of constructing its new home.


Nice fruits for an abused tree =)

Beautiful tree Herman! How long did it take to grow to where it is now after you trimmed it?

Thanks!  It took a year and a half before really taking off.



Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hydroponic mango tree
« on: January 10, 2014, 01:23:04 PM »
The good thing about hydroponics is the superfast growth, i plan to do hydroponics for a fruit-tree for a while and then plant it in soil. I just want to have bigger plants fast.

Not sure but I think that the roots grown in hydroponics would be adapted only to hydroponic medium and if it is moved to soil, the roots would die and have to be replaced by roots adapted to soil.


Mallika came in at over 6 feet tall:

Mallika after cutting it down to about 3 feet, now at 4 feet:

Hope this helps you out.



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