Is there any other fruit that just screams summer as much as mango (Mangifera indica) It’s incredibly sweet fresh can be enjoyed fresh from the tree, blended into a cold smoothie or tossed in a salad. The tree is pretty attractive too, growing up to 10m tall – so make sure you have the space!


How to grow Mangoes in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food. If the soil is clay based, add gypsum and fork in well. 
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots. 
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed. Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes. 
  4. Mulch around the base with organic mulch like woodchip or pea straw, keeping it away from the trunk.
  5. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.
  6. During the growing and flowering/fruiting season, feed with Yates Thrive Citrus & Fruit Granular Plant Food. TIP: for an added boost during the flowering/fruiting season, apply Yates Thrive Natural Citrus & Fruit Plant Food Concentrate.
  7. Mangoes are ready to be picked when the skin turns from green to yellow or orange.
  8. At the end of Autumn and the start of Spring, apply Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food and Yates Nature's Way Organic Compost & Soil Improver to enrich the soil.

     
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Growing tips

  • When the tree reaches 1m, cut it back to encourage branching. 

  • As the branches develop from the main stem, choose 4-5 strong branches, ensuring they fan out like an open vase and remove the rest. This will ensure sunlight and air is well-circulated within the canopy.

More Plants

Oranges

Oranges are delicious when eaten fresh, juiced or cooked. Trees can grow up to 6 metres so for small gardens or pots, choose a dwarf variety.

Apples

Apples can grow into large trees, but you can also find dwarf forms. Be sure to find a self-fertile variety or two which can cross-pollinate.


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