- Brand: PlantsNtrees
- Product Code: PNTS/41
- Availability: In Stock
Mangoes are juicy stone fruit (drupe) from numerous species of tropical trees. The majority of these species are found in nature as wild mangoes. Mangoes are native to South Asia, from where the "common mango" or "Indian mango". Mango has been distributed worldwide to become one of the most widely cultivated fruits in the tropics. Mango is a large evergreen tree that can reach 15 to 30 m tall. The trees are long-lived, as some specimens still fruit after 300 years.
Planting / Care:
Location: The mango tree grows to a good size and casts a dense shade, but the roots are not destructive.
Soil: Mangos will grow in almost any well-drained soil whether sandy, loam or clay but avoid heavy wet soils.
Watering: If rainfall is less than 25 mm (1 inch) per week following planting, then the tree should be watered every 3 to 4 days for the first 4 months of initial establishment.
Mulch: After planting, put a thick layer of wood ash and compost around the tree as mulch. The wood ash contains calcium, potassium and magnesium, which improve water retention, nutrients, taste, color, yield and disease resistance.
Fertilizer: Fertilizer number show the ratio by weight of the main plant nutrients nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). This ratio of 10 percent of each of those three nutrients. A complete fertilizer is one that contains all N, P and K. Chelated iron and other minerals mean they are more capable of being absorbed by the mango roots.