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Mango (Mangifera indica)

Mango  (Mangifera indica) (Mangifera indica (Mango))

My little mango tree is just finishing its new flush of growth. Unfortunately, I didn't get the leaves when they were burgundy. Photo taken Sept. 16, 2017.

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Looks great Andy its doimg really well being in a pot I would dread to think how big it would be if it was in the ground huge lol.

17 Sep, 2017


I many plant it into the ground. I have to find a good spot for it, though. And yes, it can grow big in the ground. Some can be kept small (10 ft or 3 m)...this is for easy harvesting of the fruit.

18 Sep, 2017


I think I would prefer having it smaller for easy pickings. I see you have lots of plants along your wall.

19 Sep, 2017


The whole wall is covered with plants. LOL!

Yes, smaller mango trees are easier to harvest the fruit. This is why dwarf or condo-mango trees are so extremely popular here in Southern California. I think it's becoming more popular in Northern California, also. They're easier to protect from the occasional cold snap up in Northern California, also.

20 Sep, 2017


lol I noticed hehe I woukd be the same if I had a wall.

So people have got wise that smaller is better especially for protecting for cold snaps.

20 Sep, 2017


I usually love larger trees and plants...but, it's so much easier to harvest fruit when the tree is smaller.

22 Sep, 2017


So do I providing their seeds dont fall and embed themselves. Yes smaller is far better for harvesting.

22 Sep, 2017


Yes, larger trees tend to have lots of seed and pop up everywhere (some trees).

22 Sep, 2017


Tell me about it I have two giants over hanging my garden.

22 Sep, 2017


Luckily, the climate here is so dry the trees only come up during the winter.

23 Sep, 2017


Your lucky Andy.

23 Sep, 2017


You just started that last summer? Its grown fast. They love the 70f winters. Really must get them into early spring growth. Here,we might get early spring flowering..but never a flush until May or so.

25 Sep, 2017


Yes, I started it a year ago. It's only around 3' tall. I expected it to be around 4 1/2 ft tall by now (not sure why). Many of the past winter we've had upper 70's to low 90's...this past winter was a little cooler because of all the rain, though.

Stan, I think you'd be shocked how hot it gets here in winter (sometimes much hotter than late spring). I was when I moved here. There's an inland spine here in San Diego up through inland LA areas that tend to be the hottest spots in the U.S. (I live in this area). Lemon Grove, La Mesa, Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa are some of the other places and it goes up north to Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Fullerton and several other cities in Orange and LA Counties.

Here's this mango when it first starting growing

26 Sep, 2017



Yes, very lucky! :>))

26 Sep, 2017


I got a taste of a soucal winter with the drought. Crotons lived through them. Our Jan low average was 50f,our high was 66f. And even if that doesn't sound like a tropical winter- it came with lots of sun.
Those years,there wasn't any winter to recover from.

This year was a throwback.Some plants were nipped back by frost,some rotted from all that cool to cold rains.

But that climate change thing answered back with a very nice and warm summer. I think I counted 3 periods of cool..the rest of summer was above to way above average..AND,lol, Every month has had its lows soar well above our average to the point I wonder why the news doesn't point that out? September is still running at 62f for lows vs 55f historical. We are at exactly 80f for the month in highs. Nice weather.

26 Sep, 2017


☺ Andy.

26 Sep, 2017



I know it's been above normal still doesn't compare to the really hot weather we get here in winter. It's also the accumulated heat...we can be at 80 degrees by 9:00 a.m. during January. I've never experienced that up there. With this being said. I think the Bay Area will continue to get warmer and we will continue to be warmer in winter in the upcoming years. There's definitely a change in the climate. I read not too long ago, that the Bay Area's climate may be closer to L.A. and Los Angeles' climate will be closer to Miami, Fl in the next 25 years. I think I believe it, too.

26 Sep, 2017


The winters in soucal are at 10f warmer in days,and 5-8f warmer at night makes a difference I know.
I was looking at Durban SA on google...they are in that 10f warmer day and nights in winter,and hotter summers. So much of what I saw was king sized compared to here. Still no coconut palms..but plenty of crotons.

28 Sep, 2017


I binned my honey mango last winter. I needed the space.

28 Sep, 2017


Should have stuck with it, M..they can bare as small potted plants.
I saw a YouTube of Mango growing in Veracruz Mexico and how they graft them. Andy- with so many around you,you could grow a tree with one or more grafts.
Here? I have to settle for best tasting Mango in town,and the only one.

28 Sep, 2017



I hate to contest your comment. There's actually a lot of coconut palms in Durban, South Africa...especially along the coastal areas. I've seen photos of coconuts there for several years.

The climate is more like Miami, Florida than San Diego's climate (just not quite as hot as Miami).

29 Sep, 2017



It's too bad you didn't send me your mango. It would have gotten a good home here in San Diego.

29 Sep, 2017


I heard there were coconuts in Durban..but most of the tall palms there I saw were Queen palms,some Archontophoenix and huge Dypsis lutescens.

I saw this vine/shrub..what do you think it is?,30.9977105,3a,23.9y,177.33h,91.47t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s5ocvZhlrig1M0_IE1OfajA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

29 Sep, 2017


Could it be Lapageria rosea Stan?

29 Sep, 2017


It looks like a Hibiscus species. It's definitely in the same family.

If you look at photos from The Yacht Club in Durban, you'll see all the very tall coconut palms.

30 Sep, 2017


Meanie,It does have that look come to think of it. I've never seen one that large..but could be.
Andy- that sort of crossed my the flowers appear to tilt down. Its not the best photo.

Its like when I look at southern Brazil..where winters are cool..but they get rains all year. I see so many unknown street tree's in the Melastona family..looking like king sized Tibouchina flowers.
Like Queen palms- Bougainvillea and Philodendron selloum,I bet they would do well here too..with abundant watering.

1 Oct, 2017


Meanie, Stan:

The shrub does resemble Lapageria rosea; however, it's a vine not a shrub. Also, the flowers are a little different and the pistille is very different from Lapageria rosea.

There's so many hundreds of species of Hibiscus, it's not funny! ...and the varieties can be in the thousands.

1 Oct, 2017



Most genera of Melastomaceae are native to Brazil. This is why you see so very many of the genera growing there in Brazil.

Most genera of Melastomaceae love rain water, also!

1 Oct, 2017

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