How To Plant Amazing Mango Seeds
Perhaps you love mangoes and want nothing but the sensation of their ripe, juicy flesh touching your lips for that perfectly sweet experience in eating. However, especially if you do not live in a thriving, tropical environment in which mangoes are easily grown, purchasing them at the supermarket might get easily costly, as well as not necessarily yield the same, delicious qualities as those from their native habitats.
That said, you could choose to grow them in your own backyard, for you will have more control of their maturing process to produce solid fruit for any time of the year. You might find it daunting at first, but rest assured, it will not be that bad.
In this article, we are here to tell you how to plant a mango seed for growing some of the best mangoes out there. With a bit of patience and love, you can succeed in your endeavors. Without further ado, let us get to the steps!
What You Will Need For This Tutorial
Before you can get started with planting mango seeds for producing a mango tree, you will need to consider a few items. However, you do not need to worry about obtaining them, as many of these items can be easily found at home, if not at home already. Here are a few for you to check out:
#1- Warm, Humid Environment
Generally speaking, mangoes are best grown in hot, humid temperatures, such as the tropics and subtropics in South and Southeast Asia. While it is possible to grow them in other conditions, you will yield the best, ripest ones when exposed to hot, humid conditions.
#2- Pots (Or Plot Of Land)
Depending on what you decide to do, you could choose to plant the mango seed inside of a pot, or decide to do so on a plot of land in your garden. Either way, make sure that the mango seed has plenty of room to grow, for they can mature to as much as fifteen feet and require plenty of sunlight, i.e. are encouraged to be planted outdoors.
When it comes to planting mango seeds, you will to get them somehow; one economical option is by getting them from the mango itself, extracting the seed from the fruit. You could also choose to obtain the grafted sapling, meaning that the tissue of plants are joined together for the plant to continue growing; normally, they take less time to grow compared with straight-up seeds.
You might also want to consider just what type of mango you would like to grow, since there are a large variety in the world. From the Francis to Haden to Kent, you might want to ask a mango expert on the best ones to cultivate for your home.
Mangoes grow best in acidic soil, so check that the pH of your garden is under 7. You can also add enhancers, e.g. peat moss, to the soil to keep it acidic all-year round.
#5- Digging Tools
A no-brainer, you will need to make a hole in the soil to keep your seed snug and well-nourished in order to grow. Shovels, spatulas, and hoes are all useful to have around the house to do so.
Just like with any plant out there, mango seeds need water, for it is the essence of life. While mango trees do not necessarily need a huge abundance of water for growing, doing so consistently helps it grow efficiently.
Every once in a while, mango trees will be subjected to weeds or otherwise overgrown leaves, which can hinder growth. That said, giving them a trim from time to time helps them out in the process.
For more information on how to find a good pruner, please check out our article here.
How To Plant A Mango Seed
Altogether, planting a mango seed to grow a mango tree is not as hard as you might think it is. While there are a few steps to preparing, germinating, and then planting the seed, all of your efforts will be paid off in the long run in the end.
By being patient and taking care of your garden, we guarantee you that you will yield some ripe, juicy, and fresh mangoes that can be consumed right after picking.