If you don’t happen to get the New York Times, this past Saturday’s issue had a full-page story about an 82-year old man in Uttar Pradesh who has grafted 300 varieties of mango onto his beloved 120 year old tree. You can (and should!) read it here
Jeff Wasielewski is the Commercial Tropical Fruit Crops Extension Agent for UF/IFAS Extension in Miami-Dade County. He is an expert horticulturist with 25 years of experience working with tropical fruit crops and growing techniques in south Florida. Jeff’s goal is to assist all commercial tropical fruit growers in south Florida by providing current, science-based information through classes, lectures, publications, videos, and social media. And — although we are mostly amateurs far from Florida — he is being kind enough to share his wisdom with us!
“Growing Mangos in Los Angeles” will cover topics such as plant selection, planting, pruning, fertilizing, and general mango care. We will also talk about the main form of propagation for mangos which is grafting.
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