Everything You Need to Know About a Mango Seed
Most people wish to how to grow a mango tree from planting a mango seed. However, before doing so, you must learn how to seed a mango. This process proves to be a lot more difficult then one would imagine. From there you learn how to plant the seed. The article will provide all you need to know about planting a tree from the mango seed, including seeding the mango.
Throughout this first section we will examine the issue of cutting a mango. With the mango seed being oval in shape and relatively large, and you must determine which direction this seed is going before attempting to cut into the mango. First you will need to locate the area in the skin of the fruit that has a slight bump. From here you must trace that line to the stem of the fruit. It is essential that you cut parallel to the line that you located on the mango in order to preserve the seed. Do so on both sides of the seed to give you a smaller area to work with. Then you will carefully cut around the seed resulting in seed exposure. A relatively messy way to expose the seed is by carefully eating around the edges; this may actually prove to be ideal for those wishing to be certain not to cut into the seed.
Once the seed is removed from the fruit, it is time to consider planting the mango seed to produce the desired tree. Believe it or not, growing and maintaining a mango tree is actually relatively easy and not very time-consuming at all. However, let’s first examine what a mango tree looks like before going into planting details.
A mango tree is considered an evergreen and has red foliage while it is still young, but develops into a vibrant green once it matures. These great trees can grow extremely tall in size; however, you are able to prune it regularly in order to maintain its size if you have a limited amount of space. Most people agree that the second best part of the mango tree, second to the delicious fruit, is the wonderful aroma produced and beautiful appearance.
Before growing a mango tree you must examine your climate to make sure you live in a proper area that will support this tree. Mango trees prefer areas that are unlikely to frost but have hot summer months. Moreover, these trees can flourish in what is considered sub-par soil in comparison to most trees.
One thing you should know about mango trees is that seed-grown ones are a lot bigger than a mango tree you will buy in your local nursery. Furthermore, these trees will take longer to bear your favorite fruit from the mango seed. Getting your seed from your favorite type of mango will help to ensure the plant you grow produces the tasteful fruit you desire.
Begin seeding at the beginning of the season that is the wettest where you live. After removing the mango seed from the fruit, allow it to dry out a day or two before attempting to plant. Here you will cut the corner of the flat, oval seed you removed (very carefully) and split it in half. This should reveal several smaller seeds that are white in color. You should plant these seeds where they can receive a good amount of sunlight.
All in all, once planted this tree requires very little care and possibly no care at all if in a tropical area. Be sure to look up care instructions to ensure your mango tree is properly developing into the fruit you love. Now you can take your mango seed and grow a mango tree from the ground up with little effort.