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Epicatt2

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Gentle TFF Members,

Since there always seems to be a lot of discussion about mango cultivars on this group I was hoping to get some feedback from the members about any mango cultivars which are considered dwarf or semi-dwarf trees and which would be suitable for zone 9b.

I have these four cultivars now:

Beverly
Faiechild
Ice Cream
Irwin's

Are these decent choices for dwarf or semi-dwarf varieties?

What other cultivars would you recommend which are touted as dwarf or semi-dwarf varieties?   (Someone already suggested Pickering.)

I plan to keep my manngo cultivars pruned to about eight feet max.

TIA

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Re: Suggestions wanted for dwarf or semi-dwarf mango cultivars . . . .
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2021, 02:30:22 PM »
Pickering
Carrie
Julie
Juliette

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Re: Suggestions wanted for dwarf or semi-dwarf mango cultivars . . . .
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2021, 03:46:17 PM »
Pickering
Carrie
Julie
Juliette
The first three.  I don't anything about Juliette.  Neelam.  Amrapali. I think Honey Kiss and Little Gem can be kept semi-dwarf.  Piņa Colada?
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Re: Suggestions wanted for dwarf or semi-dwarf mango cultivars . . . .
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2021, 03:51:34 PM »
Dwarf Hawaiian, too

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Re: Suggestions wanted for dwarf or semi-dwarf mango cultivars . . . .
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2021, 03:59:16 PM »
Pickering
Carrie
Julie
Juliette
The first three.  I don't anything about Juliette.  Neelam.  Amrapali. I think Honey Kiss and Little Gem can be kept semi-dwarf.  Piņa Colada?
When I was being a mango tourist this past season. I asked at Zill high performance if Juliet had a Sophie fry growth habit. They told me no it is a regular sized tree. That wasn't the answer I wanted maybe someone else has heard differently. I recommend Dwarf Hawaiian and Amrapali
Tete Nene Julie Little Gem Pickering Dot Sonpari Mallika PPK E-4 OS Phoenix Fruit Punch SweetTart Honey Kiss M-4 Neelam Lychee Guava  Atemoya Sugar Apple Soursop Citrus Plantain Barbados Cherry

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Re: Suggestions wanted for dwarf or semi-dwarf mango cultivars . . . .
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2021, 09:40:18 PM »
There is this old post worth perusing.

It lists description of dwarf or compact mango varieties from other posts in the forum.

https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=17443.msg220341#msg220341



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Re: Suggestions wanted for dwarf or semi-dwarf mango cultivars . . . .
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2021, 11:43:02 PM »
There is this old post worth perusing.

It lists description of dwarf or compact mango varieties from other posts in the forum.

https://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=17443.msg220341#msg220341
Thanks for finding this thread.  10 pages.  Wow!  The list seems to include varieties that can be kept compact through regular pruning.  Not all are naturally dwarf(ish) or semi-dwarf(ish).
John

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Re: Suggestions wanted for dwarf or semi-dwarf mango cultivars . . . .
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2021, 09:05:35 AM »
John that was my read of the list too.
I found it helpful when I wanted to grow a small sized cocktail tree with 2 or 3 varieties to use up a small space I had. 
I am sure it will eventually get large but maybe after many years with some intervention from me. 

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Re: Suggestions wanted for dwarf or semi-dwarf mango cultivars . . . .
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2021, 10:10:43 AM »
I think we overlook root stocks when we want to have smaller trees in our yards. Most nurseries graft on "turpentine" what ever that is. I know of at least 4-5 cultivars called "turpentine", there is not one genetically identified  ideal turpentine for at least South Florida.   These are very robust trees, nothing dwarf about them.  I do agree there is little published work on this, starting with how many "turpertines" there are circulating in the area.
The only rootstock with some research available with some dwarfing characteristics ( available in So. Florida) is 13-1 an Israeli root stock. Seems like they are slower growers thus smaller. In some cases more productive

I ran into someone who had experience with these and he planted a few acres of Keitt on 13-1  and said they were "manageable" in  size,  as compared to Criollos or turpentines, and there was uniformity in the grove and good production.

https://www.mango.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Proyecto_de_Patrones_de_Mango_Informe_Final_Spn.pdf

In this paper 13-1 is mentioned 45 times, sorry is in Spanish

« Last Edit: November 20, 2021, 02:37:30 PM by CTMIAMI »
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Re: Suggestions wanted for dwarf or semi-dwarf mango cultivars . . . .
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2021, 11:04:19 AM »
Yes, it's too bad dwarfing rootstocks aren't used uniformly.  What a big difference that would make!
John

 

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