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Grown from seed Champagne Mango.

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By Stan510


Grown from seed Champagne Mango. (Mangifera indica (Mango))

In Its third summer. There was a fast start...then a slow up..now growing faster again. I'm tickled that I can even grow these. When I started with exotics,I would have laughed at anybody telling me Mango tree's will grow here,have fruit.
Now,I have two!

ps- Its also known as Aultalfo.



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I hope you will get some fruit one day Stan. The little tree looks good. I just consumed one after dinner. The whole thing. Aultalfo is very tasty..

30 Jun, 2016

 

They also are about the right size don't you think Klahanie? They make a good snack. Sometimes those huge Mangoes are more then needed.
I wish I had planted it 20 years ago.

1 Jul, 2016

 

It looks terrific! It appears to be growing fast. They can grow fast in the right conditions. It will usually start producing fruit well after being in the ground for 4 or 5 years. Of course, mango trees are extremely long-lived and produce fruit well for hundreds of years (from what I've read).

6 Jul, 2016

 

It started like a rocket..and then when I put it in potting soils the first year amended with perlite..it slowed taking the whole first summer to adapt. Another possible reason is potting soils themselves take take time to breakdown and be settled by bacteria and become the less sterile media they are.
I see that a lot with re potting plants.

I learned long ago peat is not every plants best friend.

6 Jul, 2016

 

Hayward has very good soil. All it would need is to be amended a little and the perlite for winter drainage...other than that you don't need much in your soil.

Most of my plants here I just stick them into the ground. LOL! They make it or not. I do like to put steer manure around bananas, Heliconia, papayas and plumeria. That appears to be very good for those plants/trees.

6 Jul, 2016

 

I had about 1/5 sack of 2 cubic potting soils left over..and mixed that with soils removed for the Mango. I think that peaty mix when you blend with soils is fine. Since that photo those small red leafs are now large red leafs.
This plant flushed those before the ones below them had finished their full growth. THATs when I thought- get it into the ground.
Mangoes have a fine sponge like root system..not a bunch of big roots. Other then the original tap root it sort of reminds me of a Tuffa sponge. And THAT'S a plant too.

7 Jul, 2016

 

Yes, mango trees have a lot of feeder roots and a long tap root for water (this is what makes them very drought tolerant). This is why they like compost on the soil for nutrients. From what I've read mango trees have lots of nitrogen in their branches, they just need the micro-nutrients.

I'm just so glad there's more mangoes being grown up there.

Some neighborhood in San Diego have many mango trees and some have none. I really need to get a photo of the really large mango tree I discovered back in February. It was gigantic! The largest one I've seen in San Diego (I bet it's around 60 or maybe 70 years old). I could kick myself for not taking a photo of the millions of flowers on it! My camera doesn't have a good zoom lens. So, it's difficult to get a good photo of this mango because it's in someone's back yard. I bet the tree is loaded with mangoes.

7 Jul, 2016



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