Mango tree pruning - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dj3plus2
September 10, 2009
When is the best time to prune a Mango tree?


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Answer from NGA
September 10, 2009

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Prune immediately after harvest. Most experts suggest cutting mango trees down to about 12 feet. Mango trees respond well to pruning and grow back fast. Apply a good fungicide to all pruning cuts. When pruning, clear out all water sprouts, remove every dead or dying branch, and every twig hidden from the sun. The inside of your mango tree must be exposed to plenty of sunlight. Cut the mango tree's branches where the branches connect together. This enables new growth quicker than if you just cut the branch anywhere. Hope this is descriptive enough!

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