Mango trees have a robust trunk and a vast canopy and are evergreen. Depending on the climate and soil richness, they can reach a height of 100 feet or more, with a canopy reaching to 35 feet or more. The leathery, lanceolate leaves are arranged in a simple alternate pattern on the branches.
- Water: For optimal growth, immature mango trees require 9-12 liters of water per day per plant. Plants aged 3-6 years, 6-10 years, 9-12 years, and fully grown trees demand 30-35 liters, 50-60 liters, 80-90 liters, and 120 liters each day, respectively.
- Land preparation should include heavy plowing, harrowing, and leveling with a gentle slope for optimal drainage. Spacing varies from 10 m × 10 m in arid zones where growth is limited to 12 m x 12 m in locations with plentiful rainfall and rich soils where vegetative growth is abundant.
- Fertilizer: For a one-year-old plant, 5kg FYM 100:50:100 NPK is required. The tree requires 50 kg FYM 1000:500:1000 NPK from the tenth year onwards.
- Pruning: between October and December, following the harvest. In the early years of planting, young plants are trained by eliminating side branches up to one meter from the ground level and allowing side branches to grow beyond that height.
- Prevents anemia
- Improves digestion
- Aids weight gain
- Boosts immunity
- Improves eyesight
- Maintains heart health
- Religious programs make use of leaves.
- Store in a pouch
Botanical Name: Mangifera indica
Plant Type: Tree
- Outdoor Plant
- Attractive foliage (leaves)
- Culinary Use