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Mangoes in Sydney

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shaz starts with ...
Hello all,

I'd like to grow mangoes in my backyard but i'm unsure if its possible to do so in Sydney and how well it would thrive in a pot.

I'm looking for something that can stand strong sun, frost and as disease resistant as possible.

I'd appreciate any help
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MaryT1 says...
Mangoes do grow in Sydney. Here's a link re container growing for mangoes:

http://blog.daleysfruit.com.au/2007/12/how-to-grow-mango-tree-in-pot.html
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3rd November 2014 12:35am
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Waterfall says...
Lots of people are growing mangos in Sydney, I have 3 myself, my wife's uncle has a nice 2m tree producing well each year in Blacktown and a friend of mine from work has a 20m tall KP which can produce up to 300 fruit on a good year.
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Michael D says...
Epping is not to far fron Canley Vale Nursery .They stock the traditional variety and also exotic Thai varieties.They even have advance mango trees for sale.While here you can drive around the neighbourhood as most houses have a mango tree and they are just developing small mangoes.I have two mango trees myself and get hundreds of fruit around Feb - April
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shaz says...
So what would be a good breed which can be grown in a pot which is disease and frost resistant ? hopefully something that gives plenty of fruit
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Waterfall says...
I would look for one on a dwarf rootstock if it has to be in a pot. Canley vale nursery often have these otherwise forbidden fruits specialise in this and usually have lots but I'm not sure if they deliver. I was just up there for a wedding so dropped in and picked up a nam doc mai mango on dwarfing rootstock.

I have not tasted many different types of mango as its mostly kensington pride (Bowen) mango in the shops which are delicious and my wife eats the green ones which I also enjoy now since being introduced to that. Other than those I have not tried any of the varieties found at nurseries so can only go off the descriptions of flavour which can be subjective.

I'm not sure there are any completely disease resistant varieties either, most seem to be susceptible to something but these things are manageable.
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shaz says...
I've had a chat to my local bunnings as well and they seem to have grafted ones but the lady said i'd have to wait around 2 years for it to bare fruit which sucks.

Is it possible to buy one in Sydney which will give fruit this season without spending a $1000+ ?

Or if I bought a 18 month old grafted can I give it anything to stimulate growth ?
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Brain says...
The lady is correct, as the tree needs to be bigger in order to successfully hold fruit. Some gardeners even recommend to sacrifice fruit for the first 3 yrs.

However, if you dont care too much long term, it is possible to have fruit in the first year. Try to find a tree that has little mangos already on it and hope for the best. If you are lucky, the fruit may hold.

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Waterfall says...
I was at Canley Vale today and they have a lot of mango trees, some were barely over 1m tall with fruit on them but it was during the big thunder storm so I didn't get a chance to look at all the different types they had.
I did see lots of Kensington Pride (Bowen), some were very advanced big trees. They also had some kiew savoy which is the green eating one and a valencia pride, probably more but I was getting rained on.
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shaz says...
I just gave Canley vale a call and they have some which should fruit within the next year, so it seems thats my best option.

Its a shame nobody sells advanced tree's, I don't get why people would want to wait haha
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Waterfall says...
Well you have missed out this year anyway unless you buy one with flowers on it now.

I bought my KP mango from Canley Vale at the end of last summer, the first photo is when I bought it, I then cut it down to 0.75m so it would branch low and the second photo is this spring. It has set lots of fruit now which I will be removing anyway so it puts its energy into some nice branches.
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shaz says...
Waterfall if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for it ? cause they have a pretty wide selection so it would help me know which one you bought.
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Waterfall says...
From memory it was only around $35 as its not grafted.
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denise1 says...
I have seen mango trees much cheaper at the flemington market
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Caroline6 says...
I have just received a mango tree for Christmas. I would like some information on how to plant it. I live at Londonderry between Penrith and Richmond. We have frosts and hot summers. How can I make sure it survives those extremes?
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Waterfall says...
Hot summers wont be a problem but if you can put it in a frost free part of the yard it should be ok.
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