Palmer Mango is botanically known as Mangifera indica from the Anacardiaceae family. Mango has different names like King of tropical fruits, Ambassador of Indian fruits and Aam. Palmer Flowers are produced in terminal panicles, each flower is small and white with five petals with a mild, sweet fragrance. The tropical and subtropical climate is identical for palmer mango growth. The ideal temperature is 26℃-35℃ for optimum growth and yield of hybrid mango. Best Mangoes are a rich source of Vitamin A & C.
Growing Conditions of Palmer Mango Tree
Maximum Height: Palmer mango tree grows upto 3-5 meters, sometimes more or less depending on pot size and place of its location.
Blooming Year: In South India it starts from March and in North India it starts from May to June. It takes 100-150 days from flower to fruit development.
Fruiting Time: Edible fruiting will start 2-3 years after purchase. Fruiting starts from July to September.
Growing Tips: Palmer grows best in moist, tropical, and subtropical climates.
Palmer Mango Tree Plant Care
Light Condition: Palmer mango tree needs More than 6 hours of Direct Sunlight.
Watering Schedule: Water when the topsoil it's about 2-3 inches feels dry to touch. Always maintain moisture near the root zone especially during the blooming season: Stop watering before 1 month of mango harvesting because it reduces the sweetness in mango.
Soil Type: The soil mix should be well-drained, fertile & rich in organic content.
Fertilizers Application: Initially up to 1 year apply any organic fertilizer to palmer mango tree once a month. After full establishment, apply any organic fertilizer. It's about 2-3 times in a year or before the flowering season.
Plant Protection: In mango the main problem is Alternate bearing. Problems could be controlled by using Paclobutrazol for non-bearing fruit trees during the first fortnight of September will induce flowering and fruit set yield during off years.