Best Mango is a typical Indica plant with fat, broad fan leaves and a tightly packed, heavy central cola. It has a conical shape that expands towards the bottom due to lateral branching. Because of its small internodal gaps, the foliage is thick and bushy and could potentially trap excess moisture and attract mold and mildew. As a result, the shrub requires regular manicuring to promote better airflow. Trimming the non-essential leaves and twigs also directs the plant’s energy to its most productive parts – namely, the bud sites.
Other than pruning, the maintenance procedures are fairly straightforward. This strain can thrive with the normal feedings of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. To boost its immunity against pests and diseases, you can grow it in organic soil because it contains beneficial bacteria. It is also said to enhance the flavor and aroma of the buds by increasing terpene production.
On the other hand, you could also use a hydroponic system – an excellent option in a controlled environment like a grow room or greenhouse. Hydroponics foster more vigorous growth since the nutrient mixes are being absorbed directly by the roots through the water instead of soil. This technique pairs well with topping or fimming to encourage the plant to grow more bud sites. You will be able to control its height to about 1 meter tall (40 inches) or less and make it expand horizontally to produce 450 to 500 grams (16 to 18 ounces) of delicious, trichome-coated bud per square meter.
The ideal temperature for this strain is between 21 to 27 degrees Celsius (70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit), but it is also crucial to keep an eye on the relative humidity. The RH level should not exceed 40 to 50%, especially during the 8 to 9-week flowering period. Lower nighttime temperatures might cause eye-catching purple hues to manifest as the dense, popcorn-shaped nugs start to emerge. If you are lucky enough to encounter such a phenotype, you will find that the unusual color provides a delightful contrast to the emerald-green leaves, golden pistils, and frosty-white resin.
When grown al fresco, Best Mango can stretch up to a height of 1.8 meters (6 feet). The tall stature could make it a bit challenging to grow it discreetly, along with the powerful and pervasive scent. However, if you have an appropriate outdoor space, the rewards can be great. A single plant can supply a yield of up to 700 grams (25 ounces), particularly if the climate is temperature and sunny with minimal rainfall.