Gir Kesar Mango, Kesar Mango – Plant
The most popular variety of mango in India, which is also big on export, it is popularly known as Chaunsa, Chausa. The best variation of Alphonso mangoes is those from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
The ‘Gir Kesar’ mango, also known as Kesar, is a mango cultivar that farmers grow in the foothills of Girnar in Gujarat, western India. In 2011, it received geographical indication status due to its bright orange-colored pulp. The largest market for Gir Kesar mangoes is in Talala Gir (located 45 km from Gir National Park). Which is renowned as a Mango Market Yard.
Choose an area of land that doesn’t bake in full sun. The tree will become very large if not pruned, so make sure it will have enough room if you plan to allow it to grow to its natural size.
Dig a large hole four times the width and three times the depth of the mango tree’s container. Place the tree in the ground and fill the gap around the roots and base with the original dirt. Firmly press your foot into the tree to remove any air pockets, and then thoroughly water it.
Care of & Pruning Mango Tree
Your mango tree will need weekly watering during its first three years of growth. After this, you’ll only need to water it during extended periods of drought. It’s not necessary to water during fall or winter.
In the early years of growth, you can create a framework of lateral branches by pruning. Do this after harvesting the mangoes to increase the amount of fruit your tree produces.
When trimming, select a few top branches each year and use loppers to take them back to their original join point (crotch). It is preferable to keep your tree to a maximum height of 15 feet (4.5m)… It can reach a height of 30 feet if allowed to its own ways.
You can fertilize your mango tree with a liquid organic seaweed fertilizer as the fruit begins to form on the tree and again as the fruit matures