pruning a mango tree - Knowledgebase Question

hollywood, Fl
Question by rmdesign1
October 9, 2009
When and how is it best to prune our Jakarta mango tree? We do not want it to get to too large. Can we harm it's fruit production for next summer?


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Answer from NGA
October 9, 2009

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Prune your mango tree 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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