Growing your own mango tree from seed can be a fulfilling and fun experience.
Not only will you get to enjoy your reward for so much hard work, but you’ll likewise have a delightful expansion to your nursery or indoor space.
In this article, we will direct you through the most common way of growing a mango seed into a solid and productive tree.
Materials You’ll Need:
- Mango Seed: The initial step is to get a new mango seed. You can do this by buying a ready mango from your neighborhood supermarket or farmer’s market.
- Knife: You’ll need a sharp knife to carefully remove the seed from the mango fruit.
- Paper Towel: A paper towel or some clean cloth to wipe and dry the seed.
- Plastic Ziplock Bag: A plastic zip lock pack or a compartment with a cover for germination.
- Potting Mix: High-quality potting mix or soil suitable for seedlings.
- Small Pot: A small pot with drainage holes.
- Watering Can: For gentle and controlled watering.
Steps to Grow a Mango Seed:
- Carefully cut open the mango and remove the flesh from around the seed.
- Gently clean the seed to remove any remaining fruit residue.
- Be cautious not to damage the seed.
Dry the Seed:
- Put the seed on a paper towel and permit it to air dry for a little while.
- Ensure it’s completely dry before proceeding.
- Fill a plastic zip lock bag or a container with a lid with a slightly moistened potting mix.
- Place the dried mango seed into the potting mix, about halfway down, and seal the bag or container.
- This gives a humid climate ideal for germination.
- Keep the pack or container in a warm, sufficiently bright spot, however not in direct daylight.
- Check the seed routinely for indications of growing, which can take anywhere from half a month to several months.
- When the seed has grown and grown a couple of inches, it’s fit to be transplanted.
- Fill a small pot with a potting mix and create a hole in the center.
- Gently remove the sprouted seed from the bag or container and plant it in the hole.
- Cover the root and leave the top exposed.
- Water the seedling lightly.
Care and Maintenance:
- Place the pot in a sunny location where it can receive at least 6 hours of sunlight daily.
- Water the seedlings regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
- Fertilize your mango tree with a balanced fertilizer once every 2-3 months during the growing season (spring and summer).
- Prune your mango tree as it grows to encourage a strong and healthy shape.
Patience is Key:
- Growing a mango tree from seed is a slow process. It might require quite a while before it begins producing organic fruit.
- Growing a mango tree from seed can be a tomfoolery and rewarding project. Remember that each mango seed may yield slightly different results in terms of fruit quality, so be patient and enjoy the journey.
- With appropriate care and consideration, your mango tree can give you a delicious fruit for quite a long time into the future.