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Mango tree shape/height

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Jez starts with ...
Hi,
I know how to prune a mango to give it shape but not sure how this will affect future height of tree. I guess it will keep it shorter and more bushy.
In the attached pictures, the small one is the one I have now and the other pic is of the ideal tree size and shape that I’m after.
To people that have grown mango trees from small to large over time, have I pruned my mango too short? Initial crowning cut is about 90cm and most other cuts thereafter are about 50cm.
Also, I have an area where I can let mango grow full size. Should I still prune (minimal) or just let it go naturally?
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Bangkokii says...
The ones on the right pic are still very large...you will need a very long stick to pick the fruits from tree's like that.

you can keep them smaller if you want to be able to pick fruit easy.
I like them when they start to branch at 50 cm high into 5-6 branches.
And those branches i force them away from the center by a plastic ring with diameter of 60 cm...

But i like short tree's and don't have much space.
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Waterfall says...
I keep ours as compact as possible and we still managed to get about 20 mangoes per tree this season. This one is a KP seedling and it was cut off at about 30cm from the ground once established.

https://www.facebook.com/urbanfruitfarmer
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Jez says...
Thanks for replies.
The tree that I currently have I’ll let the branches go a bit longer before I do final branch-out cut, then leave alone for a couple of years until I get a better idea about its growth. I’ve seen some YouTube vids when initial heading cut was done about 1-2 feet above ground level and they still grew into massive trees. My main concern was that I may have cut too early and therefore tree would be a dwarf. In the place where a mango can grow full height, I’ll plant another tree there and see where nature takes it (apart from a few branch structure/shaping cuts). If it gets too big in the many years to come, I can always cut it back.
@Waterfall. Great KP and Facebook, totally jealous of the fruiting Jackfruit. I’m still waiting for my Galaxy to flower, in Perth so will consider myself lucky to even get some fruit. Prefer soft fleshed Jacks so will add one of those soon to try my luck.
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Jez says...
Informative video I found while looking for advice on planting mango seeds.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=07_jFl-RjME
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