Position – Apple mango trees thrive in full sun, so plant them where they can receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Size – They can grow to a height of 10 to 20 metres when mature. The size may vary depending on the specific variety and growing conditions.
Soil Type – These trees prefer well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. They can tolerate a range of soil types, but it’s essential to avoid waterlogged or poorly-draining soil.
Watering – Apple mango trees need consistent and regular watering, especially during the growing season. They prefer evenly moist soil, so ensure it doesn’t dry out completely between waterings.
Pruning – Pruning is generally only required for apple mango trees if you want to shape the tree or remove dead or diseased branches. Keep in mind that excessive pruning can reduce fruit production.
Fertilising – Fertilise apple mango trees with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser to provide essential nutrients. Use one teaspoon of our slow-release berry fertiliser every 4-5 months.
Fruit Production – Apple mango trees typically produce delicious mangoes. The time it takes for the tree to start bearing fruit can vary, but it usually takes a few years after planting for the first fruits to appear. Fruiting season may also vary depending on the specific variety.
Harvesting – Mangoes are ready for harvest when firm but yield slightly to gentle pressure. The colour and scent of the fruit are good indicators of ripeness. Gently twist or cut the fruit from the tree to avoid damage.
Apple mango trees are popular for those who enjoy fresh, homegrown mangoes. With proper care and suitable growing conditions, these trees can yield a bountiful harvest of sweet and flavourful fruit.