How to plant a mango seed

Do you fancy a mango? The truth is that this fruit can be tasted at any time, although due to its size it is much more advisable to eat it all after the main meals. But why not take it from our own tree? It is a very practical way to save money, and also to get a little shade in our garden.

Dare to have one of these fruit trees in your home. Here we explain  how to plant a mango seed step by step.

mango flower

The first thing you have to do is, of course, acquire the mango seed, in the spring. To do this, I recommend you buy a few organic ones (they are a little more expensive, but the taste is very different), and eat them. Then you have to follow this step by step:

  1. Clean the seed well with water, thoroughly, and then remove the brown membrane that protects it.
  2. Once you have it, fill a pot with black peat mixed with perlite (or other similar material) in equal parts.
  3. Lay the seed on its side , so you can see the thinnest part.
  4. Cover it with a little earth, and water it .
  5. Spray with fungicide to prevent fungi from affecting your seed.

And ready? No. Now comes the “worst” part: waiting. Wait and water the soil so it doesn’t dry out. If everything has gone well, in the course of 1 to 2 months, as long as the temperature remains above 20ºC, it will begin to germinate.

mango tree

The following spring you can plant it in your garden if you live in a mild climate (down to -2ºC), although if you live in a colder area, don’t worry: you can keep it at home during the colder months, moving it to a larger pot every 2 years.

Mangoes are spectacular trees whose fruit has an exquisite flavor. Let me know how the sowing went for you

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