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Little Mango part 2.


By Stan510

Little Mango part 2. (Mangifera indica (Mango))

Its..sort of healthy and yet not looking.

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I think this mango looks really healthy! Putting out a flush of growth is amazing for February!

24 Feb, 2018


That is hard to explain. I tell you Andy- it has the reddest flush and then settles into dark green foliage- much darker green then the Manila. I was really hoping it would take off..since it has potential to be a great looking plant with the bonus of Mango ( Champagne was the name) fruit.

25 Feb, 2018


I thought Champagne mango is the same variety as Manila?

25 Feb, 2018


I think they are..but this tree looks so different then Manila..I wonder if Champagne really is a close cultivar? On the other hand the fruit looked the same as the yellow Manila only..yellower. Pure Yellow.
Anyways,the label on the Mango said Champagne..all I can do is pass that along.

25 Feb, 2018


Went out and cleaned the tree's of the Morning Glory's- those things had a tight grip on Mangoe's growing stems. Pulled them off and out of the ground.
Ice Cream Banana's leafs were burnt. 33f did it. Everything else looks good- to their credit that they would take out winters when they come from climates that never even get a chill most years.

26 Feb, 2018


Morning glory is an extremely vigorous vine. I can't imagine having that in my yard. I have Thunbergia 'Blushing Susan' which just pops up everywhere and tangles around so many of my plants.

Luckily, Ice Cream bananas grow fast. In no time you'll have lots of new leaves on your banana plants.

I'm having such a time with my Ice Cream bananas with this horrible drought. They cannot ever get enough water to grow well. I think I may have to dig them up and replant them some place else.

27 Feb, 2018


I talked to a guy in north New Zealand he says his banana's will grow and fruit..but they are never as sweet as tropical grown. I know last year I picked a nice bunch..and like he said,not too sweet. I chalked it up to the rainy cool winter.
If it happens again,in a warm summer and normal winter..I might remove them. I can plant an Apricot!

28 Feb, 2018


That's really funny! My grandmother grew bananas for decades in Hayward and her bananas were incredible! They were big and very, very sweet! That's when I got hooked on growing my own bananas.

They were big, full very sweet bananas. She used to buy bags of chicken manure every spring and have them put around all her banana plants. They all had these beautiful, elaborate basins around the banana plants and she would fill those basins up with a lot of water (she had a well).

Bananas usually don't ripen on the plants (they can, though). They ripen inside the house in warm conditions. They just have to be picked at the right time, though.

28 Feb, 2018


Problem is they bloomed in June..and it took until the next late Feb into March before they even started to look yellow.
I never knew they take that long. I was thinking,ok blooms in June- ripe by September. Nope!

28 Feb, 2018


Yes, it's tricky about the blooming time. My grandmother would always have bananas from August to November.

It was funny, I just remember my family members coming from Hawaii to visit would think it was just normal to have home-grown bananas to eat in the SF Bay Area.

28 Feb, 2018

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