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Want mango scion for zone 9B

Postby zone 9 in Brazil » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:59 pm

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Location: Santa Catarina, Brazil and Providence, Ri
Climate Zone: USDA zone 9B
I have a couple mature mango trees (15-20 years) that never produce fruit. I think that the problem is that it flowers during our cold season (to 28F) and the flowers drop. I would like to top work the trees with something that is known cold tolerant (perhaps flowering later). The trees are very healthy. Does anyone have any advice for me? I am willing to pay for the scions. Thanks.

Re: Want mango scion for zone 9B

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:43 pm

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I replied on your intro thread, but my suggestion is put a rain cover over the existing trees during flowering before you bother with grafting.

Re: Want mango scion for zone 9B

Postby zone 9 in Brazil » Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:57 pm

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The trees are quite tall, but I can try that on some lower limbs. Thanks for the suggestion. What would you suggest I cover it with? Shade cover, poly tarp??

Re: Want mango scion for zone 9B

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:03 pm

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anything that will keep the rain off, but still allow easy access for insects for pollination. I guess the flowers need light too? Greenhouse film perhaps?

Re: Want mango scion for zone 9B

Postby zone 9 in Brazil » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:48 am

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I will definitely try that. Thanks for the help.


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