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Water Sprout in Mango

What is water sprout in mango?

Water sprouts are a type of plant shoot which emerge from the main branches and the trunk of mango tree. These are vigorous. They don’t bear flowers and fruits.

Also read: Side grafting in mango

Types of water sprout

There are two types of water sprouts

  1. Small water sprouts.
  2. Bigger water sprouts.

Small water sprouts emerge from the main branches while the bigger water sprouts emerge from the main trunk.

Reasons of emergence of water sprouts?

  • Pruning of branches.
  • Heading back of branches.
  • Physical damages.

Main branches and tree truck may have dormant buds. These buds emerge as water sprout.

Also read: Veneer grafting in mango

Characteristics or water sprouts

  • Fast growth.
  • Vigorous.
  • Very healthy.

Growth is very fast. It is vigorous than normal twigs and branches. W. S. are very healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 01. Should we use water sprout in grafting?

Answer: No, never use water sprouts in Grafting.

Question 02. Why is it not recommended to use water sprouts mango grafting?

Answer: Because the grafted plant doesn’t bear fruits.

Question 03. How to regocnise a graftage which has w. s. as scion?

Answer: Leaves are very slender. Malformation of leaves.

Quetion 04. Which mango variety produces w. a.?

Answer: Any mango variety may produce water sprout. It is natural. Avoid it in grafting.

Also read:

Epicotyl grafting in mango, method and procedure. Another name of epicotyl grafting is ‘stone grating’.

Side grafting in mango, method and procedure.

Veneer grafting in mango, method and procedure.

Mango plantation, cultivation practice and orchard management

Flower and fruit drop in mango, control and management

Best time for grafting in mango

Cause of deterioration in mango

Mango anthracnose, cause, symptoms and management


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