I decided to try to sprout a mango seed. With a little research online, I decided cutting the seed open was a quicker and more successful method than just trying to scrape all the the hairy fibre off and trying to sprout the whole thing.
So this is what I did –
1) Eat tasty organic mango from Trader Joes. Yum!
2) wash seed and remove as much slippery mango from seed as possible.
3) look for a seam down the thin end of the seed where it narrows. This is the seam of the outer husk of the inner seed.
4) insert a knife carefully and not deep so I didn’t damage the inner seed and then carefully pry open the outer husk where inside is a smaller, more delicate seed.
5) It was a little tricky at first, but then my seed just kinda popped out after opening the husk. And it was a little blackened. I do not know if this is normal as this is the first time I have tried this. Here he is!
Not the best looking specimen but there appears to be an area where it will probably start sprouting from.
6) soak the seed in water over night. Here’s my soaked seed.
7) Rinse and wrap in moist kitchen paper and leave in zip lock baggy. .
8) check on baggy every few days. Make sure it stays moist.
So hopefully in a week or so I will see some growth!
Keep watching this space!