If you’ve been growing a mango tree for years, the sight of your beloved fruit tree beginning to wither can be devastating. Mango trees are one of the most popular fruit trees in the world.
So it’s not surprising that many people have questions about how to care for them and what might be causing problems. If you’re concerned about your mango tree, here are some common issues and possible solutions:
Mango tree leaves curling.
Mangoes are susceptible to a number of diseases, so it’s important to keep an eye out for any signs that your mango tree may be in trouble.
One common problem is the curling or cupping of the leaves at the tips of its branches. This can be caused by a number of issues, including:
Poor soil drainage – If you have poor soil drainage, then water will sit in pockets around your roots instead of draining out. This can cause root rot and lead to other problems like leaf curl.
To fix this issue, try adding more organic matter in your soil or using raised beds so that water drains better from around your tree’s roots.
Mango tree yellowing leaves.
A healthy mango tree will have dark green leaves with no signs of yellowing or browning. If you see any signs of leaf drop or yellowing, this could be a sign that your tree is not getting enough nutrients.
Mango trees are very sensitive to fertilizer so make sure to only use organic methods and check the pH levels when watering them.
Mango trees also require plenty of water, so make sure to water them regularly. If you live in a warm climate, then your tree may need to be watered twice per week during the dry season.
Mango tree dropping leaves.
- A healthy mango tree should be tall and have a strong trunk.
- Healthy leaves are thick and green, but not too long. If they are getting longer than you would like, you can trim them with scissors to keep the shape of your mango tree nice and tidy.
- It’s normal for some leaves to drop off naturally as part of the normal growing process—but if there are many dropping leaves on your mango tree, that might indicate an issue with its health.
Mango leaf spot.
Mango leaf spot is a fungal disease that causes brown or black lesions on leaves. The disease can also cause spots to form on the fruit, making it difficult for the fruit to ripen.
Mango leaf spot often appears in warm, humid climates during rainy weather conditions. The fungus leaves spores that are spread by air currents and rainwater.
You can remove infected leaves from your mango tree as soon as you see them and dispose of them in plastic bags away from other plants or trees in your yard.
To prevent this problem from recurring, apply dormant oil to the trunk of your mango tree. This will help prevent overwintering spores from germinating when temperatures begin increasing again later in springtime months.
Borers in mango trees
A borer is an insect that tunnels into the trunk or branches of your mango tree, creating holes. These holes are often large and resemble railroad tracks in shape.
If you see these tracks on your tree, it means you have borers present in your orchard and should treat them immediately.
There are several types of borers that can affect mango trees; however, only a few are considered pests:
The long-horned borer lays eggs on the bark of young shoots or trunks. The larvae feed on the sapwood beneath the bark for about three weeks before emerging as adults to lay new eggs.
You will notice this type of borer by its yellowish green body with black markings down its back and antennae longer than its body length (about 1 inch).
The fruitworm borer lays its eggs on branches up to 24 inches long that grow from side shoots near fruit clusters until they reach their full height of 20 inches each year.
Then they begin feeding off any new growth at this point until they pupate into adult beetles during late summer months which emerge each year after overwintering inside the host plant where they were born within previous years infestations.
Low Yield On Mango Trees.
Low yield on mango trees – this may be due to poor pollination or poor fruit set, caused by inadequate temperatures and/or insufficient water during flowering.
The best way to avoid this problem is to make sure your mango trees are well watered and pollinated by bees or other types of pollinating insects.
Mango trees can take up to five years before they start producing fruit – so don’t be discouraged if your first crop is a few years away.
Mangoes with black spots on them.
If a mango has a black spot on it, this is considered a fungus disease. The best treatment for the fungus is to spray with lime sulfur.
Poor root system on mango trees.
If you’re looking to grow mango trees, it’s important to know what makes them grow, so that you can give them the care they need.
One of the most important aspects of a healthy mango tree is its root system. A mango tree’s roots are responsible for most of the functions that keep it healthy and thriving.
Mango trees need water and nutrients in order to grow properly, both above ground and below ground.
If your tree isn’t getting enough water or nutrients from the soil, this will affect its overall health and growth as well as its ability to bear fruit.
It’s not difficult to tell if your roots aren’t healthy: If your leaves start turning yellowish green instead of bright green, then it probably means that there isn’t enough nitrogen available for them at their current level in order for them all.