Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Help me save my Glenn mango tree!

Posted by cgomezmoreno Florida (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 5, 14 at 14:30

Hi all,
I'm a novice backyard mango and avocado grower in South Florida. I planted four mango trees (Glenn, Keitt, Carrie and Pickering) back in early February this year and they were doing fine until two weeks ago the Glenn started having some trouble.

The Glenn was doing fine, it's probably 5ft tall and it actually did set some fruit this season. It was carrying 8 fruits until two weeks ago. In hindsight I probably should have cut the flowers and tip it for growth, but I was too excited with the possibility of fruit the first year. I have been spraying every 10 days or so with neem and spinosad and more recently added kelp to my foliar spray. I've had some insect issues back there, I think some whitefly, but I was trying to fight it organically.

Then two weeks ago the leaves started browning and a lot of them are actually fell off, fruit also dropped and I'm down to just two fruits left. Our soils in Broward close to the ocean are very sandy after a thin layer of top soil that's been added for gardening. This tree is a little shaded in summer mornings until past noon by a well established coconut palm that's maybe 9 feet east of it, but gets direct sunlight until sundown. It may be fighting its roots too?

Anyway, I'm posting a picture here and I'll add a couple more to see if anyone can help. I'm completely lost, and I don't know if I'm fighting a pest, a fungus, or just overdoing it with the sprays...


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Help me save my Glenn mango tree!

here's another picture...

RE: Help me save my Glenn mango tree!

and a 3rd.

Thanks again!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here