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Old 08-26-2008, 10:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: mango germination

Mango seeds are easy to germinate. The trees are self-fertile, so you only need one. There are two races of trees: Indian - which hate humidity and develop mildew easily, and Philippine which are hardier in California. You are likely to get fruit in 8 to 10 years from a seedling. It is likely to taste poor in comparison to the cheap mangos available at Trader Joe's (a grocery chain in the U.S.). You might find the following interesting reading -- although the list of varieties is about 10 years out of date:

MANGO Fruit Facts
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