A long shot....mango trees.

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A long shot....mango trees.

Post: #3134 shiney
Fri May 20, 2005 8:38 am

Anyone, anywhere managed to grow a mango plant from a pip?

I have a nice pip sitting in my window, unplanted as yet, waiting for me to do something with it!

Any chance of it sprouting ~ how do I go about it, if at all?
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Post: #3138 Andy Hamilton
Fri May 20, 2005 8:55 am

I found this on Kew's website - does look like a long shot :shock:

Mangos can only be grown under glass or as houseplants in the UK. They need a light sunny position and a minimum temperature of 18°C. They should be planted in a well-aerated humus-rich soil and watered regularly, taking care to avoid water-logging. During the growing season they should be given an artificial liquid feed approximately every 2 weeks. It is unlikely that they will flower or fruit in the UK.
It is possible to grow mango plants from seed; the seed should be planted as soon as possible after being removed from the fruit. The seed should be placed in a pot of humus-rich soil, with the kernel pointing downwards, and kept in the shade at 20°C. The first pinkish leaves should appear in about 3 weeks.
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Post: #3143 shiney
Fri May 20, 2005 9:34 am

Thanks Andy!

Blimey, they are fussy little plants aren't they? I can only but try eh, but the info given is great.

I remember seeing the most enormous mango tree in queensland, it was mahooosive. Unfortunately, I didn't see it with the fruit on. It was the wrong time of year. I love mangos, I think I would have just pitched a tent and lived near that tree if I had the chance!
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Post: #3147 Andy Hamilton
Fri May 20, 2005 9:59 am

I think I would have just pitched a tent and lived near that tree if I had the chance!



and you would have concussion thoughout the summer months :wink:
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Post: #3149 shiney
Fri May 20, 2005 10:09 am

LOL :lol: Andy, but I am in a state of concussion most of the time! A right ditherer me ~ ask Tracey.

And I did say 'near' to the tree, not under it where all the spiders would live. :shock:
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