Mango Trees
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I really congratulate you for a good work of educating us. Thank you and God will pay you. Be blessed all. My question is if i can

Zone +255 | Anonymous added on July 25, 2019 | Answered

get rooting hormone because i wish to deal with mangoes. Thank you I have the idea of starting mango farm in Tanzania so i think the easy way to get many seedlings is by the use of cutting so i must have rooting hormone and in our country not available more than reading in books. If you are accessible to it please tell me. Thank you Living Kilawe

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 25, 2019

I'm not sure that rooting from cuttings are the best way to go. You may be better off in buying young grafted mango trees with a known root stock that is resistant to soil borne pathogens in your area, and a desirable top stock with the fruit variety that you want to grow. If you take scions to root from a desirable fruiting tree, they may succumb to soil borne pathogens before they get started.

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