Black Mango / Mango Tommy Atkins - Fruit Plant
SPECIAL CHARACTER OF BLACK MANGO - This variety has several special qualities, one of which being it doesn't increase blood sugar when consumed. This is particularly useful to diabetic patients who have to usually refrain from consuming the scrumptious king of fruits. This variety is also called Black Mango because its skin is dark violet in color and its pulp is red in color. This mango also has very little sugar and is more acidic in taste which makes it a perfect variety of mango for consumption for diabetic patients. This mango has more fiber and is great for health-conscious people.
MAXIMUM HEIGHT - Upto 4-5meter, sometimes more or less depends on pot size and place of its location.
BLOOMING YEAR - In South India starts from November and North India starts from February to March. It takes 100-150 days from flower to fruit development.
FRUITING TIME- Edible fruiting will start after 1.5-2 years after purchase. It starts in March and is available up to mid-August.
GROWING TIPS - It grows best in moist, tropical, and subtropical climates.
- If you want to grow in a pot then a minimum of 25*25 inches of length & width and maximum size depends on you.
- You can plant at any time of the year, but the most preferable time is June to July in low rainfall areas and October to November in high rainfall areas.
- It grows well in all soils but it shows good results in well-drained soils with an Ideal pH range is from 6.5 to 8.
- Manures and fertilizers should be applied 2 months before the flowering seasons. Fertilizers are applied 45 to 90 cm away from the trunk.
- No watering is done 30 days before harvest.
- Mango trees need higher doses of nitrogen when young, but after they begin to bear fruit, they need less. At that time, they need higher doses of phosphorus and potassium, which promote flowering and fruiting.
- Use a commercial organic fertilizer with a high percentage of potassium, such as 5-8-10, for fruit-bearing trees, or apply these nutrients with organic materials.
- Compost is a good organic source of both phosphorus and potassium. You can also use rock phosphate, guano, blood meal, or bone meal to provide phosphorus, and seaweed to provide potassium.
INSIDE THE BOX
|1.||Mango Fruit plant||1-3 Feet Height|
|2.||Growing Pot (Black color)||6 Inch|
*above specifications are for indicative purposes only, actual dimensions may slightly vary.
LIGHT CONDITION - More than 6 hours of Direct Sunlight.
WATERING SCHEDULE - Water when the topsoil(2-3 inches) feels dry to touch. Always maintain moisture near the root zone especially during the flowering season. Stop watering before 1 month of fruit harvest because it reduces the sweetness in mango.
SOIL TYPE - The soil should be well-drained, fertile & rich in organic content.
FERTILIZER APPLICATION - Initially up to 1 year apply any organic fertilizer once a month. After full establishment apply any organic fertilizer(2-3 times in a year) or before the flowering season.
PLANT PROTECTION - In mango main problem is Alternate bearing. It could be controlled by using Paclobutrazol for non-bearing fruit trees during the first fortnight of September will induce flowering and fruit set yield during off years.
INITIAL CARE FOR 10-15 DAYS JUST AFTER RECEIVING YOUR PLANT
- Remove the Packaging Materials carefully.
- Press the soil in the pot & add additional soil(garden mix) if necessary.
- Maintain moisture in the pot, Do not overwater it may kill your plant, so make sure that the soil should be dry between watering.
- Provide support with stick/moss stick(vine plant) in order to make straight growth, for needed plant only.
- Make sure that plants get enough direct bright light for 10-15 days & do not go for immediate transplanting(minimum 1-2month)
- Just prune if any branch of the plant is get damaged in transit. It happens very rarely.