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Topic Title: Mango Fiber
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Created On: 07/09/2019 11:45 AM
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 07/09/2019 11:45 AM
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weldertom2

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Hey Mangophiles- My fruit (Tommy Atkins - I think) seems a little more stringier than usual this year.

Have you experienced a change like this as your tree grows older? Its about 22 years in the ground.

I keep our tree pruned back to under 15 feet - and thin it out as well.

Or is it my imagination?

Perhaps the little devil on my shoulder is telling me to go ahead and get that Alfonse .....LOL

 07/15/2019 03:15 PM
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Central Floridave

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I just bought a 'sweet tart' variety. I tasted the 'tebow' variety last week and it completely blew me away in taste and zero fiber.

Remind me why you are growing tommy atkins?
 07/16/2019 07:07 AM
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weldertom2

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Thanks Dave-

It was with the property when we bought our home.... I THINK it is Tommy Atkins..... I've been told its a Keitt as well... I've never really confirmed for sure-

It has been a spectacular fruiting tree for us though- I have kept it pruned back (following Fairchild's guidance)to about 15 ft and in control. Trunk ( at 2 ft from grade) is about 18" diameter

It has produced some outstanding tasting fruit - yes, some fiber, but this year it seems a little more.

We don't have a lot of room to plant another mango- most open space has been taken by palms...... what to do....... !!!!
 07/17/2019 05:26 AM
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Central Floridave

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Maybe don't fertilize or water the tree. See if that has an effect on it.
 08/19/2019 06:16 AM
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tom

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As we age, we need more fiber. Your tree is trying to help. It's a good tree.

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