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Hi I wanted to know how high a bowen mango tree grows also can they be grafted to produce a smaller tree ??
thanks
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brisbane
26th December 2009 10:39am
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Wayne says...
They can grow huge poppypoppy, the best way to keep them smallish is to prune them to your liking
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26th December 2009 1:54pm
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Aaron says...
Hi Wayne,

If we were to prune it down to keep it small, will the quantity or quality of the fruits be affected?

As a newbie in gardening, i have to ask all sorts of funny questions!

Thanks
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27th December 2009 1:24pm
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Wayne says...
Hello Aaron
The quality of fruit will actually improve if you prune to allow light in to the tree. The idea is to cut the centre out of the tree and let the lower branches spread. This helps keep disease out and lets the sun give your Mangoes their blush.

If the tree is to close to a fence for instance you can cut away one side completely and train it to grow in to the yard.

Once established they are a hardy tree so don't be afraid to hack in to them, large wounds should be sealed with a sealer from the nursery or watered down paint

Have fun
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27th December 2009 2:01pm
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Aaron says...
Thanks Wayne!

Am enjoying myself with all the gardening books that i can get my hands on from the local library!

Can't wait till autumn to get more fruit trees like custard apple, 'nam doc mai' mango and another longan tree.

Cheers!
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14th January 2010 4:01pm
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Wayne says...
Good for you Aaron, I was born and bred in Bowen amongst the Mango trees and they sure have changed growing habits over the years.
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