Growing mango from seed. Attempt #1

7 Jan
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Growing Mango from seed

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!

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Inner seed from inside the husk, inside the mango!

Not the best looking specimen but there appears to be an area where it will probably start sprouting from.

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6) soak the seed in water over night. Here’s my soaked seed.

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Soak Mango seed overnight.

7) Rinse and wrap in moist kitchen paper and leave in zip lock baggy. .

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mango seed wrapped in moist paper towel in a zip lock bag. hope this guy will grow!

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!

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2 Responses to “Growing mango from seed. Attempt #1”

  1. rockymtnferris January 8, 2012 at 5:04 am #

    Thats cool! I’m going to have to try that!

    • Winci January 8, 2012 at 5:19 am #

      Good luck with yours! Hopefully this little guy will grow – I’ve tried it a few times with avocados and the seeds/stones end up going moldy. If it goes back I will just have to eat more mangoes and try again 🙂

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