Start planting your mango grove today with this smart technique!
Only attempt grafting when the rootstocks are vigorous and the buds on the scion wood are swollen. Best results are obtained during warm, humid weather – usually from January until the end of April. You can be successful at other times of the year by artificially increasing the temperature and humidity. Once you've got a grafted mango tree, it'll take a couple of years before it bears fruit. But in the first 3 years, you'll see it growing, and giving you more fruits and fewer flowers. After five years, the truly productive fruiting will occur. The most popular types of winter and early spring grafting are cleft, under the bark, whip and tongue, and chip.
Regardless of the type, there are three major steps in performing the graft – preparing the stock and the scion, inserting the scion and lining up the cambium of the scion with the cambium in a stock, and securing the graft by wrapping it with grafting tape or another suitable tape and sealing it with grafting wax or compound. Fish emulsion is a liquid natural fertilizer that usually has a nitrogen/phosphorus/potassium ratio of 5-3-3. If you apply a fish emulsion every 2 weeks in hot weather, your Mango tree will continue to grow.
A fresh emulsion fertilizer mixture can be easily made from one-part fresh fish guts scales and offal, three-parts sawdust, and one bottle of unsulfured molasses. It's usually necessary to add a little water too. Place the mixture in a large container with a lid, stirring and turning daily for about two weeks until the fish are broken down.
Budding should be done in July or August, but for some species, it can be done through mid-September. Buds will heal in five weeks and will remain dormant until the next spring, when they will open and grow new shoots.