How to grow Mango tree

Mango tree growing tree of the genus Mangifera also known as Mango, Mango tree perennial evergreen plant also used as shade tree, can grow in tropic subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color is green in oval shape with pointed edge of the plants sometime can give the fragrant of the fruits.

Flower color white green, the flowers 1 mm and grow in inflorescence.

Mango tree fruits

Fruit can be in a variety of sizes and shapes: fruit size ranges from 5-15+ cm, shapes ca be: elongated shapes, oval, round, flat, S-shaped. Fruit colors can be: green, red, orange. Sometimes Mango tree can be fibrous it’s recommend to buy varieties that are not with fibers (fibers it’s when in the Mango fruit has sting inside).

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Requirements for Mango tree growing and care:

Warm climate, rich soil, Instead of use chemical against the aphids, in the beginning of the aphids season possible to wash the tree from the aphids

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed only recommend just if choosing good cane base and know how to graft

Is it necessary to graft?
Yes, the tree yield without graft but it’s better to graft to get better yield

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Get rid from the aphids that cause fungal makes the tree black and sticky

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Ants, fungal

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Infected branches, prune inner branches (if the tree infected in aphids)

Size of the plant?
1.5-40 m, 5-120 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing, fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, but just small species like Tzrifin cultivar can

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring, summer

General information about the flower
Small flower 1 mm, white green grow in inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
In the first year recommend

Pollination is done by:
Bees and more

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, Apids

What can be done with big quantities of Mango tree fruits?
Eaten raw, Used for spreads, Amchoor/amchur (amba), juice, dry

Work requirements on the fruit:
If the tree attacked with aphids require to trims the infected leaves

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-5 years

Ripening of fruit
Unripen fruit can use to eat, in different ways

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Clean the pulp from the seed. It possible soaks the seeds in water for 24 hours, another possibility less recommend to open a little bit the open the seeds shell

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry, room temperature

Sowing season:

Planting spacing:
Separate pots, 3-5 m. can be more deepened on the species

Depth of Sowing:
4-7 cm, from the top of the seed

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist, warm, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Big amount of water

Germination time:
1-5 weeks, possible after a year

Condition of seedling:
Full sun, soil moist

Do the seeds require burying?

Scientific name:

Mangifera indica

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone