Originally Posted by attie
I would imagin that your climate would be good for growing Mangoes, ours are ready to pick around Christmas time so it's great, they realy are something nice to eat
I'm definitely going to look into it. I'm not sure if the rest of this message should be sent as a private message, but there seems to be so much interest in your trees that I'll post it here in case others are interested in the information.
I see from the photo that the tree is huge! Are they difficult to grow? I'm really hoping to be able to move a bit further south to a run-down farm with some land where a tree like this could grow. Not sure if this scheme will come off but it's looking more possible than it did a few months ago, so maybe it will. The climate is cold in winter but warm in summer (average daytime temperature in January is 8ºC, for example, 1.1ºC for average day and nighttime temperatures) and hot in summer (cooler evenings but in the low to mid 30s most days during the daytime). It's also quite windy. OK, I know this is mild for lots of parts of the world, but it's not the temperature most people think of when they think of Spain.
Do you need two trees for fertilisation purposes or are they self-fertile? And the big question for Spain, do they need a lot of water? I guess so because the fruit is so juicy. And how long before the tree starts to produce fruit? And how on earth do you pick the fruit on such a large tree? Climb up?
I can't imagine anything better than a home-grown, juicy mango in yoghurt for breakfast. I'm swooning just at the thought of it.
Followed by lunch of guacamole made with home-grown avocado pears. Anyone here grow those?!