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Re: Any repair on a large cracked mango trunk?
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2018, 12:13:28 AM »
Carlos is not shy with that hatchet :)
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Re: Any repair on a large cracked mango trunk?
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2018, 01:18:19 AM »
i painted my maHaChinok with copper fungicide.

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Re: Any repair on a large cracked mango trunk?
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2018, 11:25:44 AM »
I bought a gallon of whitewash ceiling paint and painted all my stone fruit, mangos, and exposed avocado branches the other day.  Mixed it 1:2  paint to water and put in a spray bottle and sprayed on.  Worked great.



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Re: Any repair on a large cracked mango trunk?
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2018, 01:46:25 PM »
Matched nicely with your white PVC pipes, Brad...!
I see you got ample spacing and plenty of mulching on your trees,
I imagine you could set up a fruit stand in the next year or so... ;D
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Re: Any repair on a large cracked mango trunk?
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2018, 04:23:14 PM »
Matched nicely with your white PVC pipes, Brad...!
I see you got ample spacing and plenty of mulching on your trees,
I imagine you could set up a fruit stand in the next year or so... ;D


All the trees are on 20x20' spacing.

Yeah thats the plan to hit the farmers markets and maybe online sales for harder fruits like avocado and cherimoya.  I quit my engineering job to pursue this while also raising my 2 kids and running another motorcycle business.  Im a busy guy.

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Re: Any repair on a large cracked mango trunk?
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2018, 09:29:16 PM »
Always use fertiilizers that contain Copper, and occasionally spray the tree with Copper.  One of the functions of Copper is to lignify trunk and branches (and presumably bark).  Branches will be less likely to be lanky or droopy.

I have also heard a claim that bark splitting can be a sign of Copper deficiency.  I don't know that at all for sure, but one Carrie mango, with multiple deep wide splits showing the wood, healed up quickly after I sprayed it several times with Liquid Copper.
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Re: Any repair on a large cracked mango trunk?
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2018, 01:45:30 AM »
The only copper it receives is when I fertilize the trees with whatever is in Osmocote Plus: its copper content is .05 %.
Maybe this is not enough? Ok, is Southern Ag Liquid Copper Fungicide like this ok to use, or if I should get something else?:

Thanks a lot for your advice, Har!
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Re: Any repair on a large cracked mango trunk?
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2018, 10:21:42 AM »
That is the product that I used.
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