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Wrong technique of growing mangosteen and care

Many people’s first impressions of mangosteen are delightful. Many people are skeptical about the edible ability of this fruit, but once they have experienced their taste, many people are fascinated by this fruit.

Mangosteen is a popular fruit in Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and even Vietnam. In our country, this mangosteen variety is grown quite a lot in the South in the Mekong Delta provinces. This variety has a high yield, so it is widely planted by people here. Consumers voted this as the queen of tropical fruit trees because of their beautiful shape and delicious, nutritious taste. Let’s take a look Mangosteen growing techniques wrong in the next post.

Characteristics of the mangosteen variety

The shape of the fruit is so small, but this is a rather large tree. The average height of the tree can reach more than 10 meters. The tree has a fairly wide canopy with thick, oblong dark green leaves. The most interesting point is probably the strange shape of the mangosteen fruit. The fruit is round, just the size of a small orange. However, the skin of mangosteen is quite thick and hard. The fruit when ripe is dark purple red inside is a thick and spongy wine red. The white flesh of mangosteen is divided into many air zones, with a sweet, slightly sour taste and a special aroma.

Many mangosteen connoisseurs share a tip to choose a good mangosteen that is not to choose too large fruit because the pulp will be thick and the large seeds are not delicious. Choose small fruits, it will be more delicious. There is also a trick to know the number of segments in the fruit is at the bottom there is a small multi-petaled flower. The fruit has as many petals as it will have inside.

Tree Mangosteen Currently, it is a crop with very high economic value and great export potential. Therefore, localities are encouraging to plant this tree to get rich. If you are a fan of this fruit, why not try our suggestions below.

The secret to growing mangosteen for outstanding yield

Breeding criteria

Currently mangosteen is propagated by seeding or cuttings. Since it is a non-pollinated fruit tree, plants grown from seeds will retain the characteristics of the parent plant. The grafting method produces smaller and smaller fruits than seeding.

Sowing mangosteen seeds is quite simple. Just choose the heavy seeds from the ripe old mangosteen. Wash and then sow in the potting soil to keep it moist for about 10 days for the seeds to germinate. Seeds should not be left for a long time before sowing because the seeds lose strength and the germination rate will not be high.

Humidity temperature conditions

Mangosteen is a plant with low humidity requirements and the temperature is not too cold, about 25-35 degrees Celsius. The soil is too dry and moist, and it will be difficult for the tree to grow.

Distance density

Mangosteen is a tree with a large canopy, so it needs to be planted with a distance of 7m from each tree.

Techniques of growing mangosteen

When the seedlings have sprouted, you take care of maintaining the moisture so that the plants produce many buds and leaves. When the tree is about 30cm tall, you can plant it in garden soil.

When planting, pay attention to dig a planting hole with the right size for the potting soil. Then gently place the seedling inside. Backfill the soil so that the soil is level with the potting surface. To stand more firmly, you need to add bamboo poles. After planting, always water to keep the plant moist.

Routine care regimen

Water mode:Mangosteen It is a plant with high water requirements. Especially at the stage of tree growth and fruiting. During the dry season, it is necessary to regularly add water to the plant in the evening.

Weeding, intercropping

Because it is a perennial plant, you can intercrop some short-term plants to limit weeds and increase green vegetables.

In the early years when the tree is still growing, the weed branches will grow quite strongly. If you can’t pull it all out because it’s too much, you can spray herbicides with Gramoxone or Glyphosate.

Pruning branches to create canopy, column branches

When the tree is young, it is only necessary to prune away wilted branches, stunted branches and overhanging branches to create ventilation for the tree.

When you grow up a little more, about 1.5m high, you proceed to prune the top branches to create level 1 branches. A tree only needs to choose 3-4 large branches to keep the rest and remove all. With each level 1 branch you also conduct pruning to create level 2-3 branches depending on your wishes.

During the harvest period, after each crop, you need to prune off diseased branches and old branches that are no longer able to bear fruit.

Fruit harvest

When the fruit turns pink purple you can already harvest. Harvest early in the morning and gently avoid crushing the fruit. Keeping the fruit in a sealed plastic bag at a cool temperature can keep the fruit fresh longer.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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