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How do you grow a mango tree from seed?

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by mike57 on May 05, 2005 09:36 AM
HI [wayey] all has anyone ever grown a mango tree from seed?i am trying to find imformation on how to grow one.anyone have any imformation that might help me get one started.thanks your friend in gardening.mike57 [wayey] [flower] [flower]

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by Dixie Angel on May 05, 2005 03:23 PM
Hey, Mike! I don't have any information to offer on the mango, but I wanted to tell you that you were missed. It's good to see you back and posting!

Dianna

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by plants 'n pots on May 05, 2005 04:09 PM
Hi Mike ~

I do know that the real seed is inside what looks like the seed. You need to let it dry out a bit, and then crack it open along the sides. The seed is inside, and a bit softer. I was able to get one to germinate recently, but it must have been too wet because it rotted and died before the first leaf grew out.

Good luck!

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by mike57 on May 06, 2005 04:29 PM
HI [wayey] THANKS for the welcome back. i have been working in my flower beds a lot the past week so i havnt been on much.and thanks for the imformation on the mango seed.guess i will give it a try keeping my fingers n toes crossed [Big Grin] i am gonna try and grow a few just in case some dont make it.i know i will have to grow it in a pot as they dont tolarate the winter weather that way i can bring it in during the winter mounths.thanks again your friend in gardening.mike57 [wayey] [flower] [flower]

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by tkhooper on May 06, 2005 05:25 PM
Good Luck Mike,

I don't think I have ever had a mango. And I have definitely never grown any kind of fruit. Well unless you count the tomato.

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by Kurlie77 on May 06, 2005 11:24 PM
Do you think I could grow a mango tree in Maine, if I put it in a pot maybe? I love mangos! Yum!!!
by PAR_Gardener on May 13, 2005 12:03 AM
Mike,

I've tried accidently and on purpose, but without success. I eat a lot of mango, and I compost everything, so the mango pits ended up in the compost pile. I was not as experienced at composting at the time, so I was attempting to hot compost, but essentially I was cold composting. Anyway, I was out turning the pile one day, and I spotted this whip growing out of the corner of the compost pile. I thought it was a weed, so I went to pull it, and a mango pit came along with it. I tried to pot it up, but it just ended up dying.

Since then, I've planted the pits from the sweetest Haydens. I did get one or two to sprout, but they eventually faded and died. I don't know if I overwatered, underwatered, underfertilized or if the soil or air temps were too cold. I was so disappointed that I couldn't keep the plants alive. [dunno]

I've looked on-line also, and I came across a site that encouraged people to grow mangos from seed, but they had no instructions. I'll keep looking, and if you find anything please let me know.

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by papito on May 13, 2005 04:52 PM
Please try this link:

How to start Mango, Papaya & Guava Seeds

I have several two-year old mangoes grown from seeds in containers . Grafted trees will begin bearing in 2 to 3 years. Seedlings take 4 to 5 years. The best areas to grow mangoes are in Hawaii and the southern parts of California and Florida. I had a 5-y.o. mango tree and a 2-y.o. papaya tree that were killed by frost 2 years ago.

As for guava, I have ten [10-y.o.] Feijoa [fay-HOE-uh]sellowiana [pineapple guava] planted in half-wine barrels. They are all blooming right now.

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by mike57 on May 13, 2005 05:18 PM
HI [wayey] papito thanks for the link its just what i was looking for [thumb] .gonna wait till next mounth to try it so it will be nice and hot out side.thanks again.your friend in gardening mike57 [wayey] [flower] [flower]

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by PAR_Gardener on May 14, 2005 01:42 AM
Papito, thanks for the link. Where did you get your guava seeds from? I can't find guava fruit here in Illinois, but I'd be interested in trying to grow guava.

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by PAR_Gardener on May 14, 2005 08:02 AM
Nevermind. I found the seeds on the same site.

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