FACTORS AFFECTING MANGO TREE ARCHITECTURE
Mango varieties can be dwarf, semi-dwarf and vigorous for a particular environment. The dwarf and semi-dwarf are spreading, whereas vigorous are generally tall and less spreading. Similarly, cultivars propagated by stone grafting, veneer grafting and inarching grow faster than those propagated by stooling and air layering. Grafting at low height induces low branching and tree is spreading, whereas non-spreading trees are generally those grafted high on root stock but can be further improved by training and pruning. Therefore, the tree architecture in mango can be modified by grafting height, method of propagation, root stock, planting density, training and pruning, regularity of bearing, inter crop, environmental factors etc. on a particular location.