mangos - Knowledgebase Question

waggaman, Lo
Question by realbuilding
May 6, 2009
HOW TO GROW MANGOS?
DO I OPEN THE HUSK AND TAKE THE SEED OUT>
OR JUST PLANT THE HUSK WITHOUT OPENING IT?


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Answer from NGA
May 6, 2009

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You can start your own by extracting the hairy husk from within the flesh of a mango you buy at the grocery store. This husk contains the seed. Clean the husk by removing any remaining fruit and cure it (leave it out to dry) overnight. After the husk is dry, gently pry it open with a knife and carefully remove the seed and place it into a plastic bag filled with damp moss or moist paper towels. Keep it in a warm place, preferably with temperatures as close to 80?F as possible. You can also plant the seed, round side up, directly into a pot filled with compost or a soil-less seed starting mix. Plant it about 1 inch deep so the seed is just peeking out from the compost. Cover the pot with plastic wrap or a 2-liter soda bottle and keep the pot in a warm place until the seed germinates (a week or so). Leave germinating seeds in the pot (or bag) long enough to develop some good roots before transplanting them into soil.

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