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Re: tropical fruit

Thanks, Jim, for the info.  Will follow that advice on topping the  Mango.  
Any idea if the Mango will do okay from a seedling and how long it  will take 
to fruit??
Hm.  I won't tell mom about the Avocado taking that long....she might  give 
up on it...this way she'll look forward to something.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 3/27/2006 7:43:22 PM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

I  don't know if they come true from seed. I do know that at least one 
of the  reasons that avocados are grafted is that seedlings take a long 
time to  fruit whereas grafted plants will fruit in a few years.

I would head  the mango at 6 feet or so. If it has buds at the nodes 
below that height,  it should branch before it tries to grow another 
main  stem.

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