Saturday, December 19, 2009

My Fruitful Mango Tree



In my backyard, there is a mango tree.

It is a bud-grafted tree and it has been with us for 6 years.

We have been waiting patiently for it to fruit every year.

But for the first 2 years, what we saw were only thick branches and dense leaves.

We were a little depressed, praying that it would not be a fruitless mango tree.

Then we had our first harvest — we had counted about 10 mangoes on the tree.

These are oblong shaped mangoes and they taste so tangy, sweet and delicious.

But........... why only 10 mangoes? (The human heart is never satisfied.)

We started to read up and ask around.

Some said we had to prune the branches and thin the leaves every now and then.

Some said we had to start a fire and smoke the tree every now and then.

Some said we had to hurt the tree by nailing it with many nails....

We did prune the branches and thin the leaves.

We did smoke the tree by starting a small fire underneath it.

But to nail the tree............... oh, no........ too cruel for our mango tree.

Then came our second harvest....

This time we had 20 mangoes.

Our third harvest was even more, reaching almost 50 mangoes.

Every year we anticipated more and more....

And thank to God, this year we have about 200 mangoes.

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We share our mangoes with family members, relatives, friends, and neighbors.

Surprisingly each year we have more and more mangoes to share. (I've a hearty laugh!)

In return, they will give us fruits and vegetables they have planted in the yard.

By and by, our relationship, our love and respect for one another have improved and strengthened.

Thanks, my fruitful mango tree.....

9 comments:

JessQ said...

CONGRATULATIONS, you have been awarded more fruits every year!!

But, have you gifted the tree in return? I mean, have you fertilized it, somehow? Please do. You may use either the organic or non-organic fertilizer. Or the foliar fertilizer as well. There is a technique in doing the fertilizing, for both organic and inorganic.

fetus said...

yeah, my grandpa used to tell me that as the tree grows older, the soil will have less nutrient. i'd recommend organic fertilizers :)

Mike Foster said...

Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season and amazing 2010!

peace,
Mike
Happy Holidays from livelife365

niQué said...

Wew....COOL!!!

Since I'm far away from you, perhaps I never can taste your Mango, do you mind to share the picture of your Mango Tree when it has many fruit hang on the tree? :D

Ish said...

Dropping by to say Have a Happy Healthy Holidays to you and your family!

kanginan said...

hollo.....

Cianoy said...

Hello fellow mango enthusiast! I'm glad your mango tree has become so productive. I'm currently planting a new one, but our old mango tree has been kinda barren in a couple of years. Maybe it needs some fertilizer.

Cianoy said...

Hello again! Just sharing that I've also tried mango grafting now. Write about your tree again soon!

Richard said...

Get a kilo of potassium nitrate, dissolve it in 100 litres of water and spray it all over the tree.
This will induce blossoming and massively increase the yield.