How do you grow a mango tree?


A few weeks ago, I noticed that the seed from a mango I was eating was split.  Upon closer inspection, it looked like it was rooting!  I broke open the husk around the seed and there was a rooted seed inside!

Mango seed just starting to root

Mango seed just starting to root

I then pulled out the seed, wrapped it in a wet paper towel and let it sit for a few days, making sure to keep the paper towel wet.  After a few days in the wet paper towel, I noticed the seed was starting to change to a beautiful green color, so I knew something good was happening.  I planted it in soil, leaving just a tiny bit of the seed visible.  I could see it continuing to turn greener and greener, and though it took a while (at least two weeks, I think), eventually a quick-growing sprout came out of the soil!

Note how the seed turned very green.

Note how the seed turned very green.

At first the leaves were a glossy dark brown color, but after a week or two they turned green.  Now I have a beautiful mango tree growing and two more seeds started.

Mango tree

Mango tree

Also of interest: Growing an avocado tree from seed?

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2 Responses to How do you grow a mango tree?

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