Watering mango trees. Irrigation of mango trees.

Mango trees grown in containers:
Mango trees in containers should be watered 2-3 times per week, regardless of the size of the container. This should be done throughout the year.

in the hot summer months, mango trees in containers may suffer dehydration during the hottest part of the day, typically in the afternoon. You may need to water your tree more often

Pay attention to varieties susceptible to fungus: Julie, Keitt, Ice Cream, Pickering, Okrung Tong and others. These varieties may only need watering 1-2 times per week.

When planting mango trees on the ground:
When you plant your mango tree on the ground, it should be watered every other day for the first week. Then 2-3 times per week for the first few months.

Mango trees (3 years) on the ground:
Water the tree once a week, during rainy season, it may not be necessary to water the tree.

Mature mango trees (4+ years):
irrigation will be beneficial to plant growth and crop yields only during very prolonged dry periods during spring and summer. Mature mango trees do not need frequent watering, and overwatering may cause poor quality fruit and/or trees to decline or be unthrifty. Little to no irrigation is generally necessary during the fall and winter

Watch for signs of dehydration:
Typically the first sign of dehydration is the mango tree dropping a few or all its leaves. This does not necessarily mean that the tree is dead. However, you need to quickly water the tree to revive it.

Updated on: 06/01/2022

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