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
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Ants, fungal
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
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
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
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
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
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?
Ripening of fruit
Unripen fruit can use to eat, in different ways
Grow from seeds
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
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
1-5 weeks, possible after a year
Condition of seedling:
Full sun, soil moist
Do the seeds require burying?