OT: mango farming anyone?

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  1. jundeleon

    jundeleon

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    Anybody here into mango farming?

    Some questions lang:

    1. How many mango trees can you plant in one hectare?
    2. How many years before a mango tree bears fruit?
    3. How many baskets/kaing of mangoes can you harvest per tree?
    4. How many times can you harvest per year?
     
  2. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

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    Hi jundeleon :)

    I am not a mango farmer, sir, nor do I play one on TV,hehe
    I do hit the botany shelves often, and read a lot
    of agri-literature as a result.

    1. How many mango trees can you plant in one hectare?
    Bignayan & Zamora (2004) established that a spacing of 20m x 20m was optimal,
    with a somewhat geometric decrease in yield as you moved them closer.
    The survey was done with regard to the 'Carabao' variety, in Guimaras
    and elsewhwre, IIRC. Bagging the fruit vs. pests can bump up the
    yield further.

    2. How many years before a mango tree bears fruit?
    I've seen 6-year old 'carabao' mango trees flowering regularly,
    but AFAIK the tree really gets down to business 10 years onwards.
    If you cheat ---that is, resort to grafting, you can get fruit
    production within 3 years.

    3. How many baskets/kaing of mangoes can you harvest per tree?
    Using Bignayan and Zamora's recommendtions, along with augmented
    flower induction and later, ethephon, you can average 120+ kg of fruit
    per tree per harvest.

    4. How many times can you harvest per year?
    Twice, and it seems to be a ton of HARD work and monitoring all year round,
    if you don't want to lose a crop.

    :)




    horge
     

  3. JuDGe

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    Hi Jun, try to visit Ka Bernie Dizon at the Parks & Wildlife at QC. He gives free seminars on growing fruit trees. Naka post ata lagi sa Manila Bulletin or Panorama yung seminar details and contact numbers. ;f
     
  4. charlie-xray

    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    6-10 years before mo pakinabangan, how much capital are we talking about here? Parang ang tagal ng ROI, how do you off-set that?
     
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    Maganda yung variety nya ng mangoes and could be grown and harvested in a much shorter period of time. ;f
     
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  7. atmarcella

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    if you guys are serious about mangoes you should visit guimaras island, it off the coast of iloilo, their no. 1 product are mangoes and they export it to the US, kaso lang me monopoly ata sila sa mango variety/specie that they grow there, me agreement ata sila with the US market that if me mangoes that are the same as the mangoes grown there na grown somewhere else na e try e export parang haharangan ata or di bibilhin ng importer, basta something like that;f
     
  8. horge

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    All I know is that Guimaras is pretty much the only place in the
    Philippines that the US will import any fresh fruit from.
    Strict quarantine versus fruit-pests and diseases kasi sa Guimaras,
    and it took decades to 'sanitize' the island in order to meet USDA requirements.

    Ayaw talaga ng USDA ng mango seed weevils and other pests that might
    enter the US and 'medfly' them into massive economic losses again.