Hi everyone! It’s now the month of August and I’d like to share with you one of my favorite mango trees that belongs to
some friends of mine. What makes this tree special is that it has three
different kinds of mangos. It has the Hawaiian Rapoza with its red blush and
red panicles, it has a Thai strain called the Kook Lom Krong with its elongated
shapes, and it has the White Pirie with its bluish hue at this stage. My friends
accomplished this feat over the last three years by top working it, which is to say, they grafted on multiple varieties. This tree was originally purchased as a grafted
Kook Lom Krong. Next, they grafted on the White Pirie strain. So all branches that grew
from this bud union result in the White Pirie mangos. Then they added on the Rapoza strain. So all branches leading from this bud union result in Rapoza mangos. It’s interesting to note that even the leaves between these three
strains are different. For instance the Kook Lom Krong’s tips are very pointed, and its edges are wavy. The White Pirie has smaller leaves than the other two strains. And the Rapoza has a larger leaves with most being not as pointed as the other two.
Although this is the first crop of Kook Lom Krong for the year, this is the third crop of Rapoza, and the second crop of White Pirie making for extended mango
season this year. So that’s my friends’ top worked mango tree. It’s also
inspired me to put multiple grafts on my tree as well. I hope you found this
interesting. Thank you for watching!