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Question: I planted a mango in March that is not growing. It was under a pecan tree and it was suggested that might be the problen so I moved the tree. There was no new leaf growth for weeks, then feeble leaves grew on top and quickly withered. I saw little root growth when I transplanted 2 weeks ago, I've been giving the tree b1 and sea weed. The other leaves haven't grown either. Any suggestions? Thanks

Answer: Since your tree was moved recently, I think it is probably just trying to re-establish its root system. That, coupled with the last two weeks of 100 plus weather, I think your mango is just trying to hang in there. Mangoes tolerate the lower desert heat very well and will grow continuously all summer, provided they get morning sun and shade from hot afternoon sunshine. While they will survive afternoon sunshine, the fruit will scald before it ripens. For that reason I suggest afternoon shade. I know you are anxious to see your mango grow but it won't show much topgrowth while it is concentrating on getting the roots established. At this point don't feed or apply any more B1. Just water deeply twice a week. This fall you'll see healthy new growth. Enjoy!

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