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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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So very, very true. They are so cute and entertaining, but they can also be destructive and a major (and expensive) nuisance. They learn new things, too.

Donald
Pakistan
Akmal1
Aug 26, 2019 7:10 AM CST
Hello

I planted a mango tree and it is from graft, crooked at the base. Will it correct itself or will the crocked trunk cause issues as it grows.

I have provided support for the trunk so it grows straight from the top.

Also it is planted in a whole at depth due to the tip being surrounded by concrete. The depth it is planted at is open and will allow roots to grow out. If I plant at the top will it be ok so the roots grow down or will the circle?
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 26, 2019 7:52 AM CST
It will definitely circle, and not have enough root room in that planter, sorry. Mango grow to be big trees, but their roots spread outwards, not downwards so I think you must find another spot with more soil and space around it for that tree. The roots grow outwards well beyond the spread of the branches, and the branches go out at least 5 meters on a full grown tree.

Mine is a semi-dwarf variety and it's branches reach at least 4m already - it is 10 years old.

On the up side, the trunk will straighten out as the tree grows.
Elaine

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Pico island, Azores
PicoAzores
Sep 14, 2019 11:25 AM CST
In the Azores islands I was told (not necessarily by a professional grower) when a mango trunk becomes about 2" (5cm) thick to cut the bark all the way from the roots up to the top slightly without cutting int the flesh of the trunk. They told me that helps mango bear fruits. Same people told me mango trees need make and female tree to fruit, but I read on the internet that they need M/F flowers, not trees. This could be good or bad advise since I received bad advice before I'd like to know the truth if possible. Thank You!
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Sep 14, 2019 3:21 PM CST
I had a 'patio' mango for a few years because I love Mango! It was one of the 'champagne' types. It set a few fruit, but the squirrels always got them. Sigh.....
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