Alphonso -The King Of Mangoes- Variety, Cultivation And Where To Obtain Seedlings
A delicious fruit having a wonderful flavor and charming fragrance is none other than the alphonso variety of mango that we are talking about. This king of mango fruit is loaded with high vitamin A and C and therefore, has the great market demand all the year around.
So, if you also want to start a new tree farming business then growing alphonso mango tree is a good idea. Mango trees are hardy in nature and need relatively low maintenance than other fruit tree farming.
Alphonso Mango Seedlings available at Farmers Trend Nursery via 0790-609684 0r 0724-559286
Modern Mango Farming Techniques
Developed in South Asia about thousands of years ago, mangoes spread slowly to Asia and become popular in very short time. Interestingly, with advance mango farming techniques, one can change mango farming into most profitable fruit trees to grow. All you need to do is use the proper mango cultivation methods along with ultra-high density mango plantation in your mango farm.
Suitable Climatic Conditions to Start Mango Cultivation:
What is the Best Climate Condition for Mango Farming?
Mango trees are vigorous in nature and require less maintenance than other commercial fruit tree farming business. Hence, mango cultivation can be done anywhere, where there is not much humidity in the atmosphere along with good rainfall and dry atmosphere.
It is to be noted that, hot & temperate climatic conditions are the habitat of the mango tree. Temperature ranging between 24 to 30‘C is considered as the best suitable for mango cultivation for getting increased number of mangoes.
Proper Land Selection:
It is best advised to stay away from those areas where winds and cyclones keep coming. Mango is a large sized tree which can be destroyed by speedy winds or cyclone. At times, heavy winds break the branches badly.
Though, mango farming can be done over a wide range of soil, but it is best if mangoes are cultivated in the more salty, alkaline, rocky, and water-filled land. Follow this advice and get a profitable tree farming business.
Is frosting one of the common problems that your mango tree is facing? Then we will give you some useful tips to protect it.
Tips to protect Mango Tree from Frost:
Take care that mango trees are more sensitive to the cold atmosphere, usually in winter. A mango tree can survive up to some low temp. (around 10 ‘C). Therefore, avoid growing mangoes in such climatic conditions. But, if you have cultivated them in such conditions, then don’t forget to develop a warm atmosphere in your mango farm to prevent the damage of small branches and also the foliage.
How to plant mangoes?
For the purpose of commercial mango farming, mangoes are mainly propagated by the grafting method such as veneer grafting, epicotyl grafting, arching grafting etc. Though, good quality mango tree can be prepared in less time by the Vinier and Softwood Grafting.
It is advised to learn the complete grafting techniques and then follow it.
Mango Grafting Season
Planting mango must be done in the beginning of the rainy season. The risk of plant death is comparatively low in the rainy season. Rainwater helps the plant to fix faster.
But, the best time for planting mango plant is the month of July to August. Though, the best time for mango planting in the irrigation region is from the Feb. to March.
Spacing for Mango Farming
The spacing varies from 5m x 5m to 7m x 6m. In dry areas, the spacing should be 5m x 10m due to less growth. But, in heavy rainfall area & fertile soil, the spacing should be 6m x 7m due to higher physical growth.
If your soil is infertile, then it must be supplemented at the time of planting. First, prepare a suitable pit for this. Then, add about 25 kg of farmyard manure along with 3 kg of Super Phosphate if available.
The row spacing (about 5 m) along with tree spacing (around 5 m) is supposed to be the best mango tree plantation distance. By this, you can easily plant around 150 mango plants per acre, which is considered as average mango plantation per acre.
Adding to it, one can also go for ultra high-density mango plantation for more fruit production.
Irrigation in Mango Farming
Mango trees need less water than other commercial fruit tree farming like banana farming. Mango farm should be irrigated at an interval of two to three days, in the first year of your mango farming business. However, at the stage when they start to bear fruit about two irrigations are required.
You must give water to the fruits bearing plant at an interval of 10 – 15 days. Irrigation should be stopped after their full growth. Take proper care during the flowering stage. During this stage, stop giving them water. However, if irrigation does not stop, it may lead to bad quality mango fruit production.
Do you how much water does a mango tree need? Well, it all depends on the type of soil, on which you are growing along with the growth of your mango tree. Giving frequent water to mango tree, after the plantation, at the time of flowering and fruit bearing stage is the best possible way to get good quality mangoes.