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Mango Growing Around Early Miami

Mango Growing Around Early Miami By HAROLD W. DORN My brother, Robert, and I had our introduction to Miami on a bright October day in 1910. We had come South with farming on our minds. The Florida East Coast station was yellow then as now, but the frame houses and the rock streets were white, the coconuts in […]

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5. Organic practices for increasing mango yield Mango trees respond well to organic manure applications. Organic manures such as vermicompost, panchagavya and vermiwash are used for promoting healthy tree growth and fruit formation. Essential nutrients From the initial planting stages to caring of full-grown trees, Panchagavya and vermicompost can be effectively used to supply essential nutrients to the […]

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Organic Farming in Subtropics

Organic Farming in the Tropics and Subtropics Exemplary Description of 20 Crops Mango © Naturland e.V. – 2nd edition 2001 These cultivation guidelines have been published by Naturland e.V. with the kind support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit mbH (GTZ, German Agency for Technical Cooperation) financed by the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit (BMZ, […]

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Mango Tidbits

192/365 – Mango March 9, 2012Anandkumar KLeave a commentGo to comments The mango is known as the ‘king of fruit’ throughout the world. The Mango is a member of the cashew family of flowering plants; other species include the pistachio tree and poison ivy. The name ‘mango’ is derived from the Tamil word ‘mangkay’ or […]

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King of Fruits

Mango Facts The mango is known as the ‘king of fruit’ throughout the world. The name ‘mango’ is derived from the Tamil word ‘mangkay’ or ‘man-gay’. When the Portuguese traders settled in Western India they adopted the name as ‘manga’. Mangos originated in East India, Burma and the Andaman Islands bordering the Bay of Bengal. […]

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Pruning UF

Pruning Mango Trees Roy Beckford, Ag/Natural Resources Agent, UF/IFAS Lee County Two Main Precautions Before You Begin Working 1. Mango peel and sap contain urushiol, the chemical in poison ivy and poison sumac that can cause urushiol-induced contact dermatitis in susceptible people. Cross-reactions between mango contact allergens and urushiol have been observed. Those with a […]

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Mango Mania

Mango Madness July 3, 2011 Mango Madness starts in South Florida sometime near the end of June every year. The mangos are finally ripe and turn into the talk of the town: Have you seen the mangos on that tree at so-n-so’s house? Are they ripe yet? Where can I buy one of those long […]

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Grafting Univ. of Florida

Fact Sheet HS-58 April 1994 Mango Propagation1 Julian W. Sauls and Carl W. Campbell2 Mangos can be propagated rather easily by several methods. Seeds are sometimes grown to produce new cultivars and are commonly used to produce rootstocks for improved cultivars. Polyembryonic cultivars of mango generally come true from seed, but monoembryonic types do not. […]

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G.Drafting by Richard J Campbell, Ph.D & Noris Ledesma

Mango Propagation Mango Propagation From the book Tropical Mangos “How to grow the world’s most delicious fruit” By Richard J. Campbell,Ph.D and Noris Ledesma Seeds.  There are two distinct seed types among mango cultivars. Mangos originating on the northern plains of India, in Florida, Israel and South Africa generally have seeds with a single embryo and […]

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Grafting Mangoes

Summary With all grafting, observe the following points: maintain good hygiene throughout use healthy, vigorous rootstocks use healthy scion or bud wood with active buds keep unused bud wood wrapped in plastic and stored in an esky or refrigerator use fresh scion wood if possible always cover the fresh graft with a plastic bag to […]

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