Langra Mango is one of the juiciest fruits you can have in summer! Here’s all you need to know how to grow it.
Langra Mango is a must-have tree in the garden, thanks to the tastiest fruits it has on offer. In this blog, we’ll explore the fundamentals: from tips on when and how to plant your tree to best practices for maintenance and caring.
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About Langra Mango
Langra Mango is an exceptional variety native to the Indian subcontinent and is the most famous variety of mango grown in the country. The Langra Mango belongs to the ‘Himayat‘ group, is oval in shape, has a coarse texture, and has yellow-green skin. It is extremely fibrous and has a sweet and slightly sour flavor, with an aroma that is quite unique.
Langra Mango is one of the best for use in culinary preparations, especially for making mango pickles, juices, jams, and smoothies. These mangoes can be stored for several days, even without refrigeration, which makes them suitable for long transport.
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How to Propagate Langra Mango?
Propagation Through Seeds
- Obtain seeds from a ripe Langra Mango fruit.
- Plant the seed vertically in well-draining soil with the pointed end facing downwards.
- Water the soil and place it in a warm, sunny spot.
- Transplant the seedling when it is about 6-8 inches tall to a larger container or the ground.
- Provide support and care by watering regularly and fertilizing every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. It may take several years for the plant to mature and produce fruit.
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Requirements to Grow Langra Mango
Langra mango trees require full sunlight to grow and produce abundant fruits. Ideally, they should receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day.
Mango trees can tolerate some shade, but too much of it can result in poor growth and reduced fruit production.
Langra mango trees thrive in well-draining soils that are rich in organic matter. The soil should have a pH level of 5.5 to 7.5. Clay or heavy soils should be avoided as they do not drain well and can lead to root rot.
It is best to prepare the soil by adding compost or well-rotted manure to improve its texture and nutrient content.
Mango trees require regular watering, especially during the hot and dry months. The soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can cause the tree to drop its flowers or fruit. The best is to water the plant when the topsoil goes a little dry.
Young trees require more frequent watering than mature trees. Once it grows to about 4-5 feet in height, it will take care of its watering requirements on its own.
Langra mango trees require warm temperatures to grow and produce fruit. They can tolerate temperatures between 4°C to 38°C, but their optimal temperature range is between 20°C to 35°C.
Temperatures below 4°C can damage the tree, while temperatures above 38°C can reduce fruit quality.
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Langra Mango Care
Langra mango trees require regular fertilization to promote healthy growth and fruit production. A balanced fertilizer with a ratio of 10-10-10 or 16-16-16 can be applied every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
You can also apply organic fertilizers like compost or well-rotted manure once a year to improve the soil’s nutrient content.
Pruning is important for maintaining the shape and size of Langra mango trees, as well as promoting good airflow and sunlight penetration to the fruit. Do it in the dormant season (winter) and involves removing dead or diseased branches, as well as any shoots growing from the base of the tree.
Pest and Diseases
Langra mango trees are susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases, including fruit flies, mango weevils, anthracnose, and powdery mildew. To prevent pest and disease problems, it is important to maintain good tree hygiene by removing fallen leaves and fruit from the base of the tree.
Additionally, spraying the tree with a neem oil solution can help deter pests and reduce the risk of disease. If pest or disease problems do occur, it is important to treat them promptly with an appropriate pesticide or fungicide.
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Langra Mango Uses
This variety is loved for its sweet, succulent flesh and its aromatic flavor. It is famous for making juices, smoothies, milkshakes, desserts, salads, and chutneys.
The fruit can also be eaten fresh, either as is or as a topping for desserts. Its pulp can also be used to make jams, jellies, and other preserves. The leaves of the tree are often dried and used to make tea.