Position – Plant your tree in full sun and allow plenty of space around it to allow it to spread (at least 6 metres). Because this is a larger tree, trying to grow it in a pot isn’t recommended. The fruits attract birds, which are always welcome additions to the garden.
Size – The sensation mango tree reaches a height of about 8 metres with a spread of 6 metres, making it a larger variety than most.
Soil Type – This tree thrives in well-draining, nutrient-rich soil that drains well. The soil should be deep enough to allow the roots to grow and extend down into it. Mangoes do best in soil with a pH of between 6.0 and 7.2.
Mulch – Good organic mulch helps to keep weeds in control and to help the soil to retain moisture. Use straw, grass cuttings, or wood chips and apply these liberally around the base of the tree, being careful to keep about 20 centimetres away from its actual trunk. If mulch is applied right up to the trunk, it can cause water to accumulate there and the tree will eventually rot.
Watering – Sensation mangoes require a moderate amount of watering, especially during the period from when the first flower buds appear to when they have fruited. Water them every two or three days during their productive season. Then, when they are not producing fruit or flowers, allow them to survive on the water they get from rainfall.
Fertilising – A rapid-release fertiliser with nitrogen can be given to your trees just before they flower. This will encourage the fruit and flowers to flourish. Just be careful not to over-fertilise them, as this will hinder the production of fruits and flowers.
Pruning – Trim diseased limbs or dead branches off the tree, and keep the canopy open (not cluttered with branches). For the best results, keep only three main branches.
Harvesting – You can harvest your mangoes when their skin takes on a yellow hue at the base of the fruit. These mangoes continue to ripen after picking them.