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Mango Tree In Adelaide

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I have a mango tree which I planted a short while ago and it seems to be growing well so far.

Iím a little concerned that over winter the tree may die as I live in Adelaide. We donít get frost or through it does get cold. Just wondering how sensitive Mango trees are too cold? Or should I just resign to the fact that Iím living in a dream world by trying to grow Mangoís in Adelaide? Are there any tactics I can adopt of trying to keep it alive over Winter, or should it survive without any intervention?
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sheepcoate
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5th January 2009 9:52am
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peter says...
there is a large mango growing on
days rd regency park which had little
fruits growing on it when i looked at it a few weeks ago.
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vanl says...
There is also an even larger mango tree at Payneham on Port Rush Road, Opposite the BP station (not the BP at the traffic lights). It had plenty of fruits lat time I drove that way.
My in laws also have a nice fruiting Kensington Pride down the western suburbs but only about 2 meters high.
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TK says...
Was wondering where you bought your tree from . Have been looking for one for som time now and it seems no one sales mango trees in Adelaide . Can anyone out there help
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13th December 2010 11:16am
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peter says...
tk,
try perrys fruit and nut at
mcclaren vale.
could also try the larger bunnings
stoes.
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MM says...
I buried in my garden the stones and skins of a box of KP mangos late 2010. I forgot they were there and about 2 months ago planted a plant in the same area. With regular watering and some TLC for the ailing plant I was surprised to see several shoots appearing. I now have 3 healthy looking mango trees about 22cm high... As I have no room in my garden I plan to put one in a large pot and hope for the best... There is quite a lot of info on the net re growing from seed so have a go TK
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31st January 2011 11:56am
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Kris says...
They have Kensington Pride (under the name Bowen) at Parafield and Mile End Bunnings currently. Only a few plants left. $30. I've also been growing Honey Golds from supermarket seeds, they're very vigorous and should be true to type, as they are polyembryonic.
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Nick says...
Don't worry Sheepcoate, I've got a mango tree growing pretty well and I live in Melbourne. Mango trees should survive down to 0 degrees (which is our lowest minimum) with really basic protection (a cloth draped over or a anti-dessicant spray such as Yates Droughtshield applied) and I'm guessing they could survive down to about -2 degrees if covered as mentioned above with an additional heat source (candle etc.). Here's 2 websites I find helpful: http://www.phoenixtropicals.com/frostDamage.html
http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/watl/weather/frost.jsp
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5th February 2011 4:10pm
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tk says...
thanks to you all forks for your feedback . managed to get dwarf irwin from a nursery in brisbane just before the floods and it is doing well . it struggled a little after the 40+ temps in early feb but the planter is real surviver
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