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Mango in Melbourne

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A local Bunnings store is selling Mango seedlings. I am tempted to buy and plant one in my garden, but am not sure how well it would grow in Melbourne. Would it survive and fruit on its own, or does it need other Mango trees nearby? How long does it take to fruit? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Correy says...
I attached a picture of my 2 year old grafted glenn mango tree.

Mango trees don't require another tree to pollinate.

Seedlings usually take a lot longer to fruit then a grafted mango tree. On the upside a seedlings can be more resilient then a grafted specimen when it is young which may help in the winter. Seedlings usually take between 3-6 years to fruit where as a grafted mango tree can produce fruit in 2 years or even the first year but it is advisable to cut the flowers off.

This year in northern NSW they got the worst frost that most people can remember (-5 degrees and worse) and 20 year old mango trees have turned almost black where as other mango trees were not affected. The frost hit some areas but not others.

From this forum they discuss mango trees in cooler climates:

http://www.au.gardenweb.com/forums/load/oztrop/msg0105592122205.html?17

Another suggestion is you could plant your mango tree in a pot and bring it inside for those extra cold months and then move it into a very sunny position for spring/summer. This might not be worth the trouble though considering how long it takes for a seedling to bear fruit but could be worth a shot with a grafted R2E2 or Nam doc mai ( http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit%20pages/mango.htm )
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Tran says...
I did try to grow mango (3 attempts) in big pot including E2R2 and they died after the first or second year due to frost even though I did bring them under cover in winter. I gave up now.

I think it is too cold for Melbourne unless you have a very advanced tree which could cope with the weather.
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Correy says...
Have you ever heard of anyone trying the Nam Doc Mai in Melbourne?
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Lusy says...
No, sorry I haven't.

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Lusy says...
Thanks for your reply Correy. I don't think planting a Mango in Melbourne is such a good idea. We do get frosts where I live and as Tran in Clayton mentioned, planting in a pot and moving the plant undercover didn't seem to help.

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Jon says...
Correy, what are Nam Doc Mai mangoes like taste-wise? I'd definitely consider getting one except I'm scared of Anthracnose. Would Anthracnose be a major problem in Melbourne?

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