Growing a mango tree from seed
I have a mango tree that will be completing its second year of growth this August/September. It is slightly over 5 ft tall and straight with no branches. It does, however, have all of the leaves it has produced since emerging from the seed. My 2 questions are these: how do I force it to produce branches, and when should that be done? My present thoughts are that I need to cut the top of the newly forming main shoot just shortly after the new reddish leaves turn green. I would really appreciate your help here. Thanks, Gary
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Pruning for shape and production begins when the tree is 4 years old.
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