Tuesday January 26th 2021, 10:44 pm
Filed under: Mango tree

The cold did in most of the mango buds in November, with a few die-hards holding on but still closed. On a warm summer day it would take a few days, not months.

You can tell the tree has born the weight of a half dozen layers of frost covers at night this winter. The lights are on under there but the tree’s gotten so dense it’s hard to see them, and I’m not going to prune until it’s warm enough for it to recover from the process. We are so out of its natural zone.

On the other hand, we had three warm afternoons last week: 76 in January is unheard of.

The mango’s reaction was, Now THIS is what I’m talking about!

I have never seen that many new leaves in one cluster before. There are new limbs and future flowers coming out just below it, in a spot that does not take the weight of the covers so it should all be safe. We might get some fruit this year after all!

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Go, mango, go!

Comment by ccr in MA 01.27.21 @ 6:32 am

I generally don’t go in for jealousy. But. Le sigh. Nothing like that possible where I live. Now should I happen to win the lottery (big) I will build an old fashioned English country home conservatory and glass house. Look out world!
Hope you get mango magic this year!

Comment by Chris S in Canada 01.27.21 @ 4:32 pm

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