The Q&A Archives: Growing Mango Trees from the Pit

Question: In the past I have sucessfully sprouted and grown trees from both avacados and oranges. I now have two mango pits (seeds?). Any suggestions on how to start and care for these? They have been drying on my counter for about a week now. Eileen Tobin Tivoli, NY

Answer: Plant your mango seed in a small pot, using ordinary well-drained potting soil. Try to maintain at a temperature of about 70 degrees and keep moist. It should sprout fairly quickly. Mango plants like good light, but do not necessarily need full sun.They are tropical plants, prefering night-time winter temperatures of 65 to 70 degrees.

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