I am planning on getting a few mango trees to put in containers, and wondering how they will like this mix. I also have a longan tree that I want to containerize as well.
Hi newgen...I am growing two potted Mango trees in gritty mix...one for over 3 and a half years, the other for over a year. They both seem to love this mix! They have fruits right now...
Here's a few pictures...
This was taken Feb. 2011 Blooming
Glenn Mango taken a days ago...some baby mangoes survived
Pickering Mango...taken a few weeks ago also
Those are some nice mango trees, thanks for the photos. Is Florida always that beautiful? An uncle of mine lives in South FL somewhere, he told me to come visit, and eat all the longans I want, they grow pretty well there.
"Is Florida always that beautiful?"
It is around Nancy's house! ;-) Great shots, Nance. Nice work, too!
what's this gritty mix recipe again??
SO jealous. I didn't realize they could fruit when so small.. I've only been exposed to the massive old growth mango trees in India. Trust me, nothing beats a ripe Alphonso mango fresh off the tree :P But I'm sure your fruits are miles away from the tasteless balls of fiber you get at the store...
Newgen, I hope you don't mind...but I wanted to post a couple of pictures of my Desert Rose for Al...its one of the plants that he likes and I'm also growing it in Gritty mix...so its not completely off topic :o)
Thanks Newgen and Al!! No Florida isn't always this nice,lol...we get VERY hot and very HUMID here in the Spring and Summer!! Other than a few days of winter freeze the winters here are the best.
Greentiger, If you get "grafted" mango trees...they can fruit quite early. Its the seedlings that takes many years to fruit.
Here is a link that might be useful: Gritty Mix
Ohhhhhhhh! I LOVE that plant!!!!!!! Can't get enough of it, sooo winsome! I'm soo jealous (not really - happy for you) - the nicest I've seen, Nance. Now you've done it though - the most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore! ;-)
That DR is gorgeous!!! I love the bright, glowing color.
That desert rose is a masterpiece!!! Even a non-bonsai grower like me can appreciate the solid, tortuous trunk/roots mass, delicately slammed into the small pot, with a fiery burst of flame at the top. Nice!