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Old 08-04-2008, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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how do you germinate mangos??? Is it difficult??? What pH do mangos need??? Thanks in advance!
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I have had no problem germinating from store bought mangos. If you google mangos from seed it will show you how.
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I am planting a mango in the morning. It was a store bought from wally-world. Noticed that the seed looked like it was trying to sprout. So, I will try to help it out. Will let you know what happens. I plan on planting in just a clay pot with a mix of mushroom compost and potting soil. Will keep in my garage for a while. It gets hot house warm in there during the summer.
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thanks! that would be helpful
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Ok - the seed has been in the ground. Thus far, looks like it is still sleeping.
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wow i got a big surprise today! i had just about given up on my mangos when low and behold there was a sprout about an inch long!! I'm using the old seed in the glass of water trick so i was wondering when and how should i put it in soil? also do i need twoplants to get mangos? What are the chances of my seed growing mangos someday?
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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 You might find the following interesting reading -- although the list of varieties is about 10 years out of date:

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well both of my pits germinated and i now have two "trees" about 4in. tall. now my question is in ca. (zone 9) do i need to take them in for winter? Is there any way of avoiding taking them in? also the leaves are redish. Do they stay like that? i really like the look of it. thanks for all of your help so far!
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Haha, i think we all love the look of the burgundy leaves, sad to say, thats only new growth,* it turns to a dark green later.* I hear to induce fruiting earlier, you can turn a branch horizontal, otherwize it will take a while.*
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so how do i do that wihtout breaking the branch?
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well, since i dont have any copper wire yet, well actually i do i am going to wrap it around the branch like in bonsai, but very loosely because young plants are very sensitive to the pressure, and slowly move the branch to the desired position. It also depeneds on how old the tree is, mines only about 5 months old, but has 5 main stems, so im going to open it up a little bit. But if you have a woody plant, you can bend them pretty easily if they arn't to thick. Im trying to remember this website that has alot of youtube clips about mangoes, but i cant remember right now, can probably figure it out by later today.
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thanks, so do i need to take it in for winter??
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From All I Have Learned , I Would Take It In For The Winter.
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Mine failed. Seems to have expired on me. Will keep trying.
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Mine failed. Seems to have expired on me. Will keep trying.
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