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Created On: 01/09/2018 07:15 PM
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 01/09/2018 07:15 PM
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foam ball

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So I wrapped my entire tree up for the 3 freezing days we had last week, but some of the newest growth toward the top and sides of the tree appears to have taken some damage. It looked like there were buds starting to form on most of the ends of the branches. Now most of the ends of the branches have yellow burnt looking leaves.

Should I just leave them and see what happens, or prune back a few inches in hopes of some new growth? Hoping this doesn't impact my tree making fruit this year.

I covered with this thing called a planket, the previous homeowner had left. It was not very helpful.
 01/10/2018 08:47 PM
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I'd wait until last chance of freeze before trimming. Depending on where you live, Mid Feb to Mid March.... ish...
 01/11/2018 11:09 AM
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ww

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Don't do anything now.  The more dormant the tree is, the better.

 01/14/2018 01:28 PM
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foam ball

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So just leave them? Should I trim any of the dead stuff off at any point in the next few months?
 01/15/2018 04:57 AM
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Yes, leave it. Wait until after last chance of freeze. By then any damage will probably just fall off naturally. where you at? Mango like it warm of course. But, can recover from a freeze. But, if you are not near the coast it probably won't make it long term. But, also freezes is a naturally way to keep the mango small!
 01/17/2018 06:44 PM
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foam ball

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I live out in Chuluota / East Orlando. Guessing the tree is around 5-8 years old. We will see if it makes it. Took more damage that I initially thought.
 01/17/2018 07:53 PM
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Without some artificial heat my guess is your mango will not live in that location. At least not long term.

Chuluota is even colder than the urban areas.
 01/17/2018 07:54 PM
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Basically, 28F for 4 hours will kill a mango to the ground. Give or take an hour, or a degree.
 01/18/2018 05:01 PM
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My parents live in Winter Springs in Tuscawilla. A family on there street has two mango trees about 15 feet tall each, found it hard to believe. Will take a look at them the next time i am over.


Originally posted by: foam ball

I live out in Chuluota / East Orlando. Guessing the tree is around 5-8 years old. We will see if it makes it. Took more damage that I initially thought.


 01/19/2018 09:22 AM
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ww

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Mangos in Orlando won't be permanent.  Vero Beach has a few giants, the size of shade trees.  

 01/21/2018 09:30 PM
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foam ball

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Well this last round of cold this past week might have been the dagger. Not looking good....
 01/22/2018 06:06 AM
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One thing you can do to save the trunk of the tree from a hard freeze is use the banking technique. Pile dirt or mulch as high up the trunk you can. Leave it up all winter and when chance of freeze is over pull the dirt back. That will protect the trunk of the tree and it can resprout. However, you aren't getting fruit from it for a few years. Probably can google 'banking trees' for more info.
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