Mango Alphonso, Aam Hapus (Grafted) - Plant
Common name: Hapus aam.
Height: 90 feet.
Difficulty level: Easy.
Planting & Care
Choose the sunniest spot in your garden and dig a 12-inch deep hole. If the plant is slightly bigger, then dig a slightly deeper hole. Also, prepare the soil with fertilizers and plant feed before planting the tree. Plant the tree deep and then pack the soil. However, make sure that the soil is loosely packed to enhance water absorption.
Sunlight: Full sun.
Soil: Mango can be grown in wide range of soils provided they are deep (minimum 6 ) and well drained. It prefers slightly acidic soils (pH 5.5 to 7.5).
Water: In the initial days, you have to water the plant thoroughly and after a few days water it regularly.
Fertilizer: Don t use chemical fertilizers on newly planted mango trees for the first two years. After this time you may give regular applications of nitrogen fertilizer to promote healthy growth flushes and flower production.
- Mango fruit is utilised at all stages of its development both in its immature and mature state.
- Raw fruits are used for making chutney, pickles and juices.
- The ripe fruits besides being used for desert are also utilised for preparing several products like squashes, syrups, nectars, jams and jellies.
- The mango kernel also contains 8-10 percent good quality fat which can be used for soap and also as a substitute for cola in confectionery.
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