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Grafted Mango

25th July 2018:

Part of what we do on the farm is the production of improved variety fruit trees.

These are Mango. The seeds (about 20,000) of native mango were collected and planted-out at the end of last year. Later they were potted and put into the greenhouses.

When the stem gets to pencil size we buy scions or small branches of a better variety of mango and graft them onto the stems growing in the greenhouses.

Here you see the resultant growth. The new shoots will later produce about seven different  varieties of mango.

These are now ready to move out to a shaded area and will be available  to plant out in the rainy season, January or February next year.

We will also have apples, oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, peaches, papaya, guava, and others, about 50,000 in all.

We use them as an incentive to encourage people to plant trees

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