Vegetables and Fruit forum: Any luck with avocado and mango in Central Valley California 9b?

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Name: Tim
Fresno, California (Zone 9b)
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Bigfoot312
Apr 12, 2018 5:11 PM CST
Thinking of ordering a mango tree on fast growing trees (say they fruit after about a year and can tolerate lows to 30) and bringing it under my patio for the first few years and getting a Mexicola in ground and covering on cold nights. Has anyone had experience?
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 15, 2018 5:52 PM CST
A Mexicola, Stuart, is rated at 15 F.
Allthough, they need frost protection the first several years of life while there young.

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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Tim
Fresno, California (Zone 9b)
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Bigfoot312
Apr 25, 2018 11:34 AM CST
Hi Philip, thanks for the advice. I actually picked up two mexicolas from Lowe's last week. One is a grande. They are from seed (I found the pit) but I noticed some dried flowers. Do you think these will be fruiting in the next couple years?
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 25, 2018 5:03 PM CST
Howdy there, fellow Fresnian, Tim. 👍😀

Grande ? It does ring a bell. What is second one ?

Maybe ?🤔??? Crossing Fingers! You got one type A and one type B. The combination, together, will both produce more fruit being together, because they bloom opposite of each other.
It's complicated to explain.

Make sure the graph is allways above ground level.
You will see a line just about two inches above ground level, from depth level when you bought it.

Be patient ! Any avocadoes, need to be at least five years old, or more to produce fruit.

I didn't mention Mangos before.
I'm gonna tell you why !
Forget them !!!
My former neighbor, did succeed in growing them. There a pain ! Unless, you like very small, seedy, tasteless, mangos.

Ttfn ! Neighbor ! 😀
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Name: Tim
Fresno, California (Zone 9b)
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Bigfoot312
Apr 25, 2018 5:59 PM CST
Thanks for the advice. These are from seeds not graft. Could you make out whether those dried flowers are in fact flowers? Also, these are both mexicola, so they are both type b I believe. One is just a grande (larger fruit) of the same sp.

I love the way mangoes look so I'm going to risk the pain they take haha. I've heard sprouting store bought seeds taste bad because of hybridization but purchased plants taste great.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 26, 2018 9:25 AM CST
Hi Tim 😎
The pic you sent in, is the avocado flowers. There not real showy, especially spent flower's.

It's not necessary to have a type A and a type B, avocado to get fruit.

I've heard, that getting fruit from an avocado that isn't graphed is a gamble. It mite or mite not produce fruit.

I have three avocado trees, all about 2 or 3 years old. Two, store bought graphed, and one, a friend grew from seed, unknown variety, but, I believe locally grown.
How old are your trees ?

Your mangos, store bought plants, that's good !
I'd like to see how well they do hear.
Do you know how long it takes them to produce a crop ?

Latter, Tim. 👍😀
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