Mango is delicious. When selecting mangoes at the market, I look for the full body, red and firm. As with anything, if I like it enough, I would want to grow it for myself. Mango is better for you than any fiber pills, and has higher potassium than potatoes. Read about the 3 Health Benefits of Mango and Mango with Perilla Mint Salad.
To grow Mango from seed is very simple, but you have to follow the rules. It has to be just the right temperature and moisture. If you try it in water alone, it will go rotten. For me, it has been trials and errors, but the method that works for everyone including myself is below.
You will need: paper towel, snack bag, knife.
1) After the mango has been eaten, clear out all the fruit flesh and turn it sideways.
2) You will see a seam, carefully push the edge of the knife into the crack at the corner and start moving the knife along the seam line. When you can feel the knife has punctured through the seam, enter the knife deeper and gently cut along the line until you can open the Mango seed.
3) Slowly pry the Mango seed seems open and careful not to cut / damage the seed inside.
4) Once you have open the entire seam, go ahead and spread the sides with your thumbs. Reach in and gently take the seed out. You will see is a large seed like figure 3 below.
5) At this time grab the paper towel and wet it thoroughly, but not soaking. If you happened to soak the paper towel, you can wring it. Wrap the seed in the wet paper towel like figure 4.
6) Put the wrapped seed in a sandwich/ snack Ziploc bag.
7) Place the sealed Ziploc bag by the kitchen window.
8) Check the paper towel every two to three days to make sure it is still wet and moist. And spray it wet again, if necessary.
9) About a week, you will see some roots and growth from the seed. At this time you may choose to place it in a pot with soil, it doesn't matter how you place the seed in the soil. The amazing seed/ roots will find its way to multiply.
10) Or if you prefer, the seed can be left for a few more weeks and you will see the seed forming leaflets like figure 6, 7. You will now know which end to place down in the pot.
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