I guess that with Florida's 75-90% humidity that tree was probably getting most of its water requirements from the air. It is well worth the $$$. What is your opinion of them? Now you get fruit sooner. Thanks. Unfortunately, your wonderful lamp on the credenza is looking much too small, at least in this last photo. I'm happy to hear your Chinook branched so profusely. But at $300 per light; and I would need about 8 of them for my theoretical grow room, it would cost a fortune. It was given to me. Has anyone ever seen or bought a 7 gallon mango at Fairchild? Gilbert takes over and grows them larger into 7 gallon on up PLUS he does it right which for all I know might involve a foliar feeding and fertilizer boosts at the right time. Towards the trunk to encourage lower growth to help fill out the tree? For example, for a standard room height of 8 or 9 feet, you want to let your single-stalked shrub achieve a height of about 5 or 6 … So I really give Gilbert credit for taking 3 gallon mangoes from Florida. Now I am intrigued with cytokinin! Nice pic. I would talk to Gilbert over Tom. Since my family immigrated, I haven't eaten a mango like that in 30 plus years. :). I reluctantly did this to my Maha Chinook, and I agree with Jay and most people that it was the best solution to get the tree to fill out. Branching out but not too high up is nice but some mangoes branch out later. :) Girdling is used to stress mango trees for flowering purposes and it may not work for producing new laterals for new branches. J. The same plant developing a branching structure. The custom graft thing - I have sort of just heard that he does that but haven't asked him directly. Zands...6-12" doesn't come close to the meaning of "pugging". Started back in 2007, I read a NASA article about using LEDs in space to grow vegetables. I one day went to Lowes, and found a Manila mango plant in their nursery. I don't expect the trees to thrive and grow profusely under this set-up (its not permanent) but I do want to give it enough light and controlled humidity so that it would have a fighting chance at a new climate. Hey Invar (reminds me of my TM mantra from the old days! In fact, I'm not minding the mirror there now. some came with some funk on the leaves and never really did anything which was odd because all my other tropicals/subtropicals that i got elsewhere around the same time and in the same growing conditions survivied and florished. It was huge. It becomes an obsession. If you don't want to cit it you can make foliar applications with cytokinin based compounds, it will promote (or force) branching during the growing stage and fruiting during the fruiting stage. What do you all think? Plumeria (Plumeria rubra), also called frangipani or temple tree, is grown for its fragrant flowers often found in Hawaiian leis. The best way I think to get branches higher in the grafting union is to bark graft scions. So if you would share how long you've had them and your experience with them, I'd appreciate it. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. How to Cut or Score Bark of Fruit Trees to Increase Fruit Bearing. Has anyone had success and can offer advice on n otching (scoring the bark) to promote branching and fruiting? You might be able to find some Fairchild comments about how it is better to buy 3 gallon mangoes. I will be watching out for your updates to see how they do for you.As for a local source of Edward mango - Cupertino Summerwinds carried 7 gallon (very vigorous, thick trunked specimens) for $75 last April. Do you think this information from other fruit tree types holds true for mangos? Breaks my heart to cut off the embryos. )- my "acacias" have smaller 1/2 inch thorns and they have been on the trees for the 6-7 years I've had them, so maybe they are a diff. No fruit. tammysf -> Yes, my Valencia Pride from TT was covered in red residue of some sort. What type do you have? Here is a link that might be useful: Marin mango tree. i think mine actually like the not so moist summers as i did not get any diseases on my trees. The Manila is thin but all the mango trees at Lowes were like that. I found out that some (not all) nurseries down south of me, actually get their trees from Florida and they allow time for adjusting to climate change before selling.I pretty much now think of my trees as "learning trees". According to the book Pruning, early spring is the worst time because the tree is putting out all it's energy to encourage leafing and flowering. Congrats on your Glenn mango fruiting. It would be worth a try. This takes skills and smarts. The dining room table with 6 chairs is very nice. If not, I expect I'll be stuck paying at least $5K for a pergola. One of my friends thinks I'm nuts but I tell him it's better than being addicted to crack and I'm learning new things. Where are you located in northern California? In late summer, cut … ALL my top T trees died. Right now I have Meyer lemon, Eureka lemon, Fuji apple, blood orange, naval orange, avocado, cherimoya, white sapote, Kaffir lime, yuzu, and ice cream banana (which has bananas on it right now). You'll be encouraging more branches lower down which that the thin trunk will also have trouble supporting. Crazy thoughts went through my mind and I ordered one Julie. If so, where should I prune? Had I bought a 7 gallon tree (I was tempted) I most definitely would have killed it. If you were to pinch or prune the top bud, this would stop the growth at that point. That may not be a concern for most of you container growers. “Cutting back” doesn’t refer to our need to reduce calories after the holidays. That is, of course, if you are fortunate enough to get the very heavy fruit set I encountered. Where did you get your trees? The book I have on prunning said that notching is also done to encourage branching (lateral branches) where there are bare spots on any tree. I have them all in my "grow closet" to help them adapt before I move them to a sunlit place. The other varieties were curiosities because I've read (mostly from this forum) that they're really great. I am a total convert to them. I recently purchased a FDL and unfortunately a few bottom leaves fell off during transport and settling into its new home :( It's about 6 ft tall and I'm afraid it'll be top heavy. For now, Advocate Aurora will "strongly encourage" workers to get vaccinated and is "optimistic that the vast majority of our team members will take the vaccine over the next few months," Citronberg said, noting that the policy I am really impressed with the results. Notching is total removal of a piece of bark. Although the score will heal, the process will inhibit new branch growth on the tree. Is Roger Meyer a nursery? My LEDs ran cool and can be almost touching my orchids without burning.I recently converted my orchid stand to a recovery chamber for my mangoes. I think the flavor of the Edward will be grand once I taste one! Under purple lights the plants look funky.I had many problems with my orchids but mostly from trying to convert them to passive hydroponic with inert grow mediums but the lights worked. you can practice notching the branches just be aware you may girdle and lose the branch. Plus in my opinion they are sending him good specimens in a decent size lot. I'm betting the tree is whip thin at that height. I had a Brown Turkey "tall stick" that I pruned and now it has nice scaffold branches. Has anyone had success and can offer advice on n otching (scoring the bark) to promote branching and fruiting? I must admit, I'd be hesitant to spend that much on a single tree; considering that I haven't "earned" my green-thumb yet.The great thing about being addicted to fruit trees is that we are off-setting our carbon foot-print with every tree we plant! variety than the one you describe, dunno....I prefer to medidate under the mango tree and take my chances of being struck by falling bliss-in-a-fruit!!!!!!! Here is a link that might be useful: Mimosa nursery Los Angeles. 10 Strategies To Promote Curiosity In Learning by Terry Heick Curiosity is crucial to learning. I used a plastic scouring pad and scrubbed every leaf clean before spray-soaking the entire tree in Exel fungicide. How about throwing an airlayer on the top in spring and if you girdle it should push branches at same time, Didnt work for me last year directed toward fruiting. I'm so glad there are so many other mango enthusiasts here! Mangos respond very good to pruning. If you want squat trees I would top them every Spring, this will encourage branching which harden off into scaffolds. To do this, the correct advice is that you should lop the top clean off and branches will sprout from the nodes. Your photos may be featured in an upcoming story! Just to be safe I did the same thing for all the new trees. To promote a fruiting spur or fruiting bud, notch below a node … If you prune the tree back, it not only will it encourage your branching, they will all be much stronger and the trunk will start to thicken up as well. I've now bought 3 of these largest size trees because I needed more mature specimens to replace 3 acacias (I think) I have in front that I am so tired of getting scratched to death when I have to trim them back every year...and they drop these brown pods - really do belong out in the African savannah - I have no idea why they are cultivated for the home yard.....the second reason i got them big was to have fruit almost immediately as I didn't want to wait. In fact...they are crying out to be pugged. Mimosa nursery (Los Angeles) has them for Nam Doc Mai which are also more anthracnose resistant. BTW, where do I go about learning to post multiple pics like that? I placed the tall single stems seen in pic into individual pots. Notching vs. Pruning . Any rate... Then one day, I (quite by accident) discovered Nipahut-garden website and they had a Julie mango! You can't eat them...mangoes you eat. I wanted to know if anyone here has ever done this or if it even possible with mango trees? He recommended me to do this in spring. Maybe raises other types Thai-Vietnamese mango trees too. I'm not a fan of filling up that space to the l.s. i always read that the roots are somewhat sensitive. I spoke on the phone w them and we had trouble communicating. In some cases, the graft site is very difficult to see or differentiate so this may not be the case in every situation. To stimulate branching on adeniums gardeners prune them and use fertilizers. And still is today, even though it looks like a bonsai plant. However, like most people I suspect, that felt very drastic and I’m less keen on plants with visible stumps above branch joints. I've seen dramatic looking acacias in Africa. Then put a notch below a node to encourage a fruiting bud. Might be P & K deficiency but thats another story, WNC zone 7a at the intersection of Mt Pisgah & the Blue Ridge Parkway. "So I bought the mango tree and put it in the ground in my backyard. Balance in front of right hand side Mahonia by cutting maple down to graduating heights from path, with plants on top of each trunk, or maybe plants on two and interesting topiary frame currently on top of too-tall trunk; (3) stick 3 potted plants, maybe all in one planter (have silver one on hand decorated with green leaves & little red berries) on top of grill for when not in use (usually!). The owner kept it in a too small pot for years so it became bark bound. InvarI doubt Mimosa nursery in LA is reselling East Coast mango trees. Notching is a method of encouraging a Fiddle Leaf Fig to branch that doesn’t involve removing any height off the plant. Like the idea of the sofa table, however, since your lamps are quite tall, you might want to rethink the plant you have in the center. i can't wait to see your greenhouse set up. Mango_Kush - I currently have two Julies, two Tebows, Manila, Lancetilla, Valencia Pride, and a Glenn. Andrew78 - Yes the cost does make me a bit hesitant. I still and will always refer people to Pug's posts on pruning. For a complete description for all picture options check the link attached. Little mango growth going on right now unless you have them under grow lights. 41(3) JUNE 2006 Pruning Strategies to Maximize Tropical Mango Production From the Time of Planting to Restoration of Old Orchards Thomas L. Davenport1 University of Florida, Institute of Food and Mimosa does not appear to use e-mail...might be better to write a letter telling him you want a nice thick trunk specimen. I see branch breaking in the future. Now the table reads larger and much better. I was so naive (probably still am) and a noob with fruit trees that I subjected that poor Julie to a lot of abuse but amazingly it survived! Once you do it then see the results the following year, it makes it easier. Harry, I'm very interested in your comment regarding branch angle and the ability to bear fruit without breaking branches. So, I asked my friend when to transplant adenium. Hi Katrina, notching is a way you can encourage branching without impeding growth from the top. Pruning is one of the best ways to encourage a tree branch to grow. ;)Thanks for the stock update for Mimosa. Comments, anyone? Click to read exactly how to do each one! ohiojayThanks for telling me what pugging is. The grasses you have on the sofa table could possibly go on the coffee table on the l.s. Only my Cattleyas refuse to flower under the LEDs but they grew vegetatively. Also, now that you have the taller lamps, you might want to consider a much taller tree to replace the one you have. First I'm gonna try notching just to see if it works. - Thank you for the photos! I know how it feels to whack your mango tree back a foot. 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