Peter Kearney shows us how to grow mangos
“I stand in front of one of our mango trees which has at least 300 beautiful Bowen mangoes on it. This year has been a great season for mangoes in our sub tropical climate of Brisbane.”
Cityfood Growers is located in Samford, Queensland, Australia
Cityfood Growers Blog post
Jan 4, 2013
You can extend the cropping season of your mango trees by choosing early, mid and late cropping varieties (cultivars). In addition, you can also choose cultivars that are more dwarf in size as the mango trees can grow quite large, up to 15m high) if not pruned. In our Gardener subscriber site, you can find a large number of mango cultivars grouped into cropping, dwarf and heritage and sorted based on your local climate profile. The cultivar we grow at our place in Brisbane is Kensington Pride which is a very common Bowen mango variety for Australia.
Like any new fruit tree, your mango will require extra attention and moisture whilst its being established and has shallow roots. Starting with well compost soil for planting and soil which tends to be more sandy is the ideal. Effectively managing your mango during its yearly life cycle is essential for a good crop and to reduce the incidence of its most common diseases which are fungus related and called anthracnose and black spot. Detailed growing information, as well as pest and disease management information are provided in our Gardener subscriber site.