The mango tree pruning is done on productive age plants. This pruning is done generally after the age of 4-5 years and is recommended after harvesting and the beginning of the rainy season. Trimming maintenance on mango plants is done to (1) control plant size, (2) keep the center of the plant open for light penetration and pesticide spraying, (3) maximize the tip of the fruiting branches, (4) improve fruit color quality, (5) ) synchronize and encourage budding and (6) eliminate dead and diseased branches. Meanwhile, if you have a new mango tree and you’re inexperienced in trimming this type of tree, you can always hire North Charleston tree services.
Mango plants that have a thick canopy can slowly sprout after harvesting and the shoots are often uneven. Slow-growing shoots after harvesting can inhibit the buildup of carbohydrate energy that supports crop shoots in the following season. Uneven shoots in a canopy with uneven distribution of shoot age will cause uneven flowering in subsequent seasons. Leaves that are not exposed to direct sunlight are more parasitic to the plant as a whole because they do not carry out the process of photosynthesis but still get photosynthesis (photosynthesis results) from leaves in the outer part that is exposed to direct sunlight.
The ideal mango plant has an open canopy, low enough to be picked easily (about 3-5 meters high), and has three or at most four primary branches and many fruiting branches. This can be achieved one way by pruning. Crops that are pruned regularly will provide a good microenvironment for the growth of the plant itself, where sunlight as the main energy source can penetrate all parts of the plant, provide a good microclimate, reduce excessive humidity, can also minimize the development of fungi and plant-disturbing organisms (OPT) others. Thus, plant growth becomes more optimal to provide optimal results as well.
Branches or wild shoots that grow out of place must be removed, as well as branches/shoots of water, twigs or diseased shoots are trimmed so that the leaves get sunlight. Water shoots are parasitic and grow very fast, exceeding the speed of growth of other shoots, by taking photosynthesis as energy for growth. In addition, water shoots also rarely raise flowers even though the plant has entered a flowering cycle/period.