Tuesday, July 29, 2008

First Mango's Ever

Yeahhh!!!! My Mango Tree ( Mangifera indica ) or Bowen Mango has started to fruit for the first time ever! I think it is because I started fertilizing it last winter. It has never been fertilized, and I do not know how old it is. Mango Tree's can reach soaring heights of over 40 feet tall. The fruit is absolutely delicious. If you have never tasted a Mango then I highly recommend it. Here are some pictures of my new Mango fruit.



7 comments:

Mother Nature said...

Do you have to fight the squirrels like we do for peaches? rttteh

Lets Plant said...

I don't know yet? This is the first time so we will see.

Perennial Gardener said...

That is so cool. I love mango. I hope you don't have to fight the squirrels for them like MN mentioned.

walk2write said...

You give the tree a little nourishment, and it returns the favor. Can't wait to see what your harvest looks like. Do you have any favorite mango recipes to share? Have you been fishing lately? My brothers are fishing in the Keys right now and probably having a blast.

Lets Plant said...

I do not have any special recipes for mango other than pick and eat. I bet your brothers are having a blast, I am jealous. I wish I was there right now. Not much fishing lately, I have been extremely busy trying to get my business off the ground. It is taking off rapidly though so soon I will have time again! Yeahh!!

I likE plants! said...

Oddly enough, I've heard that the more you neglect your mangoes the more productive they will be and to much fertilizer gives you lots of beautiful foliage but not much fruit!

p.s. the new layout looks nice!!!

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miriam said...

how did i miss your mango post?
they are beautiful. i have a mango growing in dale's garden. i'm hoping it will fruit next season---what kind of fertilizer did you use? whe should it be fertilized?

thanks