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Mango (Mangifera indica)


Mango  (Mangifera indica) (Mango Fruit (Mangifera indica))

Another view of the flowering mango tree. It originally flowered back in February. Photo taken June 26, 2016.



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How old is a tree like that 20 ? Anybody you talked to give you any ideas on what size represents years of growth?
So far I think the bay area can get over a foot per year. The Fremont Mango is off the charts. That's like 3' per year..wow.

28 Jun, 2016

 

It's most likely older than 20 years. They can grow fast some years and slower other years. It also depends on the variety, locations. Too many factors. I approximate age based on the size of the trunk.

They can grow 3' to 5' a year; however, they get to a certain height and start to fill out more. I saw one just planted to east of me a mile. It grew super fast from a tiny 2' plant to 12' within a few years. Then they cut it down because it was too close to the house (south-side of the house). That was really sad! It was such a beautiful tree.

28 Jun, 2016

 

I looking at it again,yes,more then 20 years old but I'm sure at 10 years it was a tree that had plenty of fruit on it.
This photo seems to be what mine is on track to look like..multi trunked. Not sure about the canopy..mine seems to want to be taller than wide.
Its really grown. In 2014 it was 3'..in 2016 (2015 it had nice fruit,added almost no height) as of now its pushing 7'..and one more flush should give it even more sun as where it is,the taller it gets, the closer to sun all day long it receives.

10 Aug, 2016

 

That's great to hear your mango tree is getting large! As they get larger it becomes much hardier. How tall do you want it? 10' is a good height...then you tip prune so it will develop a lot of branches.

I pass by the posted tree on the way to work and home. This tree has one main trunk then it branches just about 1 ft off the ground to the multiple trunks.

This tree and the one across the street from it is flushing new growth. There's several others on my route to work. A house that has a big lot about two block from this tree just planted 8 new mango trees. They're small, probably 3 or 4 ft tall. Luckily, they spaced them well. Hopefully, they planted different varieties that produce fruit at different time of the year.

I can't believe most of the mangoes on the mango trees have been picked, already. This doesn't happen so often; however, it happened last year, also. The normal time for mangoes to ripen, at the earliest is in middle to late August and through November and even December, depending on the variety.

11 Aug, 2016



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