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Offline Vince6424

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Mango tree
« on: January 10, 2016, 08:48:13 AM »
Anyone else growing mangoes?
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Re: Mango tree
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 03:43:22 PM »
Amazing looking blooms.  Never tried to grow mangoes, but I've eaten a few in the form of salsa.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 01:07:16 AM »
I wish!  The bloom looks a lot like castor beans.  I buy one at the grocery store once in awhile for a treat.
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Re: Mango tree
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2016, 09:45:42 AM »
Anyone else growing mangoes?

I wish! Even a light freeze will do those in. There are patio sized mango trees that can be potted though. I lived in South Florida a few years back and had one and it did bloom but never set fruit. I also discovered that it is in the same family as poison ivy so I have to take it easy around those things.

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Re: Mango tree
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 12:52:30 PM »
  If you are not in Zone 10 (some protection may be needed occasionally) or Zone 11,  then growing a Mango would be hard if not impossible.  I have wanted one all my life and even in St. Bernard Parish Louisiana it was not possible.   :(
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Re: Mango tree
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016, 08:14:39 PM »
I have a buddy here in Eunice that grows papayas and does good. He DOES give protection in the cold snaps though.

He has had loss before but he learned from it. Those produce early and I like em !!!!
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Re: Mango tree
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2016, 04:13:59 AM »
Fruit currently on my tree - should be ripe in a few weeks. Mangoes are relatively easy to grow from seeds (see second photo). Kensington pride mangoes are true to type so can be grown from seed. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2016, 01:44:54 AM »
Seedlings progress. They grow quickly considering I planted the seed on 21 February. Most mango seeds are polyembryonic so I will need to chop some of the stems to only keep one per seed.
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Re: Mango tree
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2016, 07:46:11 AM »
Growing quick, they look like a miniature tree already. Growing plants from seeds is fun IMO
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2016, 04:04:19 PM »
they look great vince.  you are lucky!  enjoy them!

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2016, 03:21:23 AM »
Photo update
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Re: Mango tree
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 04:04:42 AM »
Always interesting to see plants/trees being grown from seed or cuttings - particularly those from other growing zones. Gardening is an amazingly diverse process.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Mango tree
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2016, 07:23:41 AM »
Mango seedlings progress update - seeds were planted 21 Feb 2016 :

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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2016, 08:15:19 AM »
They look nice and healthy.
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2016, 06:55:41 AM »
There are easy to grow - I grew one from seed when I was a student back in France. The husk needs to be removed to get the seed. The seed looks like a giant white bean.

I've always liked to grow plants from seed. I rarely buy seedlings.
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Re: Mango tree
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2016, 03:04:51 AM »
mango tree is flushing and flowering. Late compared to normal due to cooler than normal spring here. The new leaves always look purple to start with, then they turn green. Very pretty tree.






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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2016, 04:44:21 AM »
I've never had the chance to see a mango tree.  Those look great.  Each time I see something like this it makes me want to try growing one.  I can't say I know of anyone who has a mango tree in our area, though, so I doubt they would survive for me.  Sometimes its interesting to try anyway.  Even if the tree doesn't produce viable fruit, it can be fun to watch. 

My family and I were in San Antonio, Texas a week ago.  While there, I saw a papaya tree growing in a landscaped walkway (see pic).  I was stunned.  I don't know if the fruit will survive to maturity, but it's definitely an eye-catcher. 

Anyway, best of luck with the mangos, and keep us posted.
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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2016, 06:08:17 AM »
I've never had the chance to see a mango tree.  Those look great.  Each time I see something like this it makes me want to try growing one.  I can't say I know of anyone who has a mango tree in our area, though, so I doubt they would survive for me.  Sometimes its interesting to try anyway.  Even if the tree doesn't produce viable fruit, it can be fun to watch. 

My family and I were in San Antonio, Texas a week ago.  While there, I saw a papaya tree growing in a landscaped walkway (see pic).  I was stunned.  I don't know if the fruit will survive to maturity, but it's definitely an eye-catcher. 

Anyway, best of luck with the mangos, and keep us posted.
Hi Mr Orange, we do not get frost here. It gets close to freezing point during a very few  couple of winter nights but it never freeze where I live. They are a several commercial mango orchards very close to my property. Feel free to pay us a visit, you are most welcomed :)
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« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2016, 07:35:03 AM »
I was born and raised in France and studied European farming/agronomy but nothing like the sub-tropical agriculture we can do here. So much fun to learn new things gardening wise...
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Re: Mango tree
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2016, 06:48:07 PM »
Vince, Thanks for the invite. I guess I better start working-out.  It's a LONG swim from the Texas Gulf Coast to Australia - even if I cut through the Panama Canal ;)
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