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HELP! Mangos are splitting open

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Michelle starts with ...
Please can somebody tell me why our baby mangos are splitting open?? I attached 2 photos.
Not all fruits are affected yet but it seems that every day it gets worse! Is there anything I can do to stop this happening? What is the reason for it?
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Michelle12
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23rd October 2009 10:26am
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Wayne says...
To much water Michelle, mangoes like to be on the dry side. They are well advanced for where you are
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Wayne
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23rd October 2009 11:30am
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Michael says...
I'm confused . I've read somewhere splitting is caused by lack of water .
My mangoes are half the sixe of Michelle and I've been watering every second day.How often should I water the tree then? Wakeley is in surburbian Sydney.
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Michael
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23rd October 2009 1:22pm
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Michelle says...
Thanks Wayne! I thought they like lots of water. We have been watering every day with a bucket. The bark started to burst open as well on some areas. Guess that is the same cause?
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Wayne says...
My brother inlaw is a mango farmer in Bowen and I think he waters two, maybe three times a year, mostly when they are shooting and forming fruit.

Michelle, you should go get something to seal the cracks in the bark because disease can get in there, I've used just a water based paint when pruning but perhaps you might need something from the nursery for that.

Michael, I don't think it matters how often you water as long as you don't over water, just keep the soil on the dry side of moist. Yes, Michelles trees are very advanced for her area.


Mangoes mature from the tropics down, the Northern Territory is in full swing, the Burdekin will be almost starting and Bowen will start at the end of the month

I'm in Mackay and I should pick early December, Bundaberg/ Brisbane after Xmas and you in Sydney, perhaps early February this coming year due to the weather being warmer.
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Wayne
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Original Post was last edited: 23rd October 2009 3:59pm
Michael says...
Thanks Wayne for the info.
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Bob Jones says...
when should i oick my mangos, I have
1 of 2 trees in Toowoomba,I have about
30 mandos on the tree, they are about picking sizebut still gren.
The tree is 4 yeare old and this is the first time the fruit has grown large enough to pick. They usually fall off due to the climate.Is iot possible the
tree is getting climatized
Bob Jones
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Ellen says...
The time to pick is depend on your taste Bob.

If you preferred to eat them ripe, then wait until it turn color slightly reddish to gold then pick. But mind you better put on the fruit net, at this phase you don't want the fruit bats to beat you to it.

If you want to use it for salads then you can pick them now .
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12th December 2009 9:26am
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Wayne says...
Keep the water up to them now that they are fruiting Bob, but not as much as Michelle has.

I go along with Ellen, I'm going to start picking mine this afternoon, the flying foxes got 3 last night, gee they're good. They are still green but if I wait any longer the fruit flies will share with the foxes.

They are mature so will ripen up fine, I'll post some pics later.
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Original Post was last edited: 12th December 2009 6:56pm
Lebredo says...
I am in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My Keitt and Kent mangoes are splitting open on the tree too! It's been raining here hard for three weeks! Now I know why the are splitting open!

Thank you all!
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Mike Tr says...
A lack of Ca, Zn and Bo or sudden rain after a dry period can cause splitting.
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