Hmmmmmmmm, just the simple thought of a nice juicy mango has me licking my lips. Last year we tried to grow a mango tree from seed but failed. So we will give it another shot this year.
There are many different mango varieties available such as Bowen, Kensington Pride, Palmer and Common Mango. You have to be careful when selecting a variety you like that also grows well in your location. Pick your mango from the grocery store, farmers market or neighbors tree.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- fresh mango
- small container
- potting mix
- clear plastic
- saucer (optional)
There are many different ways to grow mango trees from seed. For this method you should not eat the fruit of the mango. Instead let it rot in the sun until its gone black. This rotting process allows the seed to feed off the fruits nutrients.
The rotted mango has to be placed at a special angle that has it lying on its edge not its side or end in potting mix to increase your chances of the seed germinating. Cover with plastic over or container and keep well watered. Germination time is about 2 to 4 weeks.
You can find more information on Hubpages, here
You can watch this video, he removes the mango seed from the hard outer case…
You can watch this video, she lets the mango seeds germinate in water…