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Old 07-05-2009, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Polyembryonic mangos

I have quite a few polyembryonic Manila Mangos ( Mangos with two sprouts), and i've been wondering what to do with them. I heard that the smaller sprout makes identical fruit to the parent, but the first one is already 8 inches tall and would hate to thin it out.

So what do you guys prefer to do, thin them out of leave them be? Could you also tie them together to form one tree?
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Polyembryonic mangos

Good question, I still have a lot to learn about mangos myself. But I thin mine out. I had four pups on one, I pulled off three left one and that one is now growing fast, I seen new leafs every week.
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You should always keep the most vigorous. The more "trees" you let grow from a single seed, the more nutrients they will need to absorb.
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Ok, thanks guys. I thinned them out to the most vigorous, but kept one pot with two seedlings to see what will happen later on.
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graft the small sprout to the more tall one that should solve the problem!!!! u know what i mean!!
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So what do you guys prefer to do, thin them out of leave them be? Could you also tie them together to form one tree?
One sprout will always dominate the other due to geometry in the seed. After the small seedling has at least 2 sets of true leaves, you can dump them out of the container and safely separate them. All other things being equal, they will have the same stature a year later.

Mangos do not come entirely true from seed and some of them have a notorious amount of drift. The Manilla variety is not a premium quality fruit so there is no real worry. You might end up with something better! Otherwise, depending on the climate the tree will be planted in, Manilla is not a bad choice for a rootstock.
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