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Old 06-08-2012, 05:41 AM   #16
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Well I think Your tree is quite tall otherwise I have seen people covering the mangoes with plastic bags or papers and to some extent they work really well. But I would like to say that those the smaller trees. Now in your case you can try out this may be it can be of help.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:52 PM   #17
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Is the trunk fairly straight? Metal pipe, such as duct (stovepipe) can be fitted around the trund then assemled. If you have 6' of pipe they can't jump high enough to get to the tree. But is there a tree close enough for them to jump from? I've seen squirrels do phenomonal flying things. Can you post another picture with the tree trund and surrounding area? An inverted metal shield may be better than the trunk wrap.
OK, more good tips- anything to save the 20- (pause...), 18 mangoes I have left. If the rain would stop, I could go outside to snap a photo........
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Well I think Your tree is quite tall otherwise I have seen people covering the mangoes with plastic bags or papers and to some extent they work really well. But I would like to say that those the smaller trees. Now in your case you can try out this may be it can be of help.
Right- it is quite tall- with a 9 foot step ladder I cant even reach the high ones. Plastic bag?? Hmmm, Could try 2-3 and see what hapens. Chicken wire mesh (1" hex) is an idea too- just gotta watch you dont gouge/scrape/damage the fruit skin.
No way one can pick these sooo green right now and expect nice ripe fruit. Waaaaay too early. heck, they ripen in August/September! They still gots a lot of growing/enlarging to do as well. These Keit mangoes are the hugest variety. get to the size of a small canteloupe.....
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:34 PM   #19
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well, people, i decided to bite the bullet and make cages- i got them down pretty well- trick is to not be afraid to make them big.

thanks for your support/advice....
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