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trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
12:19 AM

Post #7222023

where can one find mango tree seeds and are they self pollinators, do I need a male and female?
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #7222262

You can grow Mangos from the pit in the fruit you buy at the Grocery store.
carolyn_haack
Saint Petersburg, FL

October 30, 2009
2:27 AM

Post #7222451

You can grow mangos from the pit, but the fruit quality can be variable, but it takes forever to fruit from seed.

Most mangos are grafted fromcuttings of known cultivars these days to assure fruit quality.

Of course, if you have patience and are willing to experiment, you might get an excellent quality from the pit as well, it's just not guaranteed. Think of it as a science experiment.

They are self fertile. One should be all you need. Plus some pollinators. Or a paintbrush.
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #7223659

Trinawitch - if you need detailed instructions on how to do this, send me a Dmail. I have a book on this subject and it has an entire chapter on growing your own Mangos.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #7223833

hhhmmm I might take you up on that gasrocks, if I ever find some mango seeds, or small trees, stupid Illinois there's nothing good here, we even hold the record for the most governors indicted!
gasrocks
Portage, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2009
5:04 PM

Post #7223923

One reason I am across the border. My Dad lives in IL, I did ask him why once. He retired from a job of 23 years on full pension and another job for 30 years on another full pension. In IL he pays no income tax on either.
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

October 31, 2009
1:52 AM

Post #7225641

Illinois the big black whole of the midwest, If you can leave then do so but don't look back or it will suck you back in...LOL
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

November 20, 2009
5:49 PM

Post #7293027

A mango is a big tree, and cannot freeze. You have a big greenhouse? Earlier, say, July-August, I could have sent you a hundred seeds, pits! All gone now, tho'.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


November 25, 2009
5:25 PM

Post #7308938

Hey Trina, where are you going to put a Mango tree?

Keep in mind that people who get Poison Ivy rash easily, will get dermatitis from Mango leaves as well.
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

November 29, 2009
11:56 AM

Post #7318251

I've been thinking about this,,,

I know of two dwarfed mango trees here. They are both in the ground, and one is only about four feet tall, and the other (in a better location) much bigger, maybe five feet with a spread of seven feet. Neither has had but three or four mangoes, in the last three years that I've known them. Maybe they ought to be root-bound in a pot in order to fruit.
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

November 29, 2009
12:13 PM

Post #7318270

Ha! I googled dwarf mango tree, and one result is Top Tropicals that has dwarf. Another site on the google page is: "How to not kill your mango tree", hahaha

Cogshell and Julie are listed as small, adaptable to a "Condo" tree in a container.

I use google ALL the time!
trinawitch
Canton,IL &Dent Coun, MO
(Zone 5b)

December 2, 2009
5:18 PM

Post #7328535

cool thanks guys sorry I haven't been on the holidays decided to take a bad turn and have been busy...Dave I'm gonna put mango trees in a conservatory on the 33 acres in Missouri...and maybe a small one here at the house, unless I can find a place that will ship me mango juice...LOL
Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

January 6, 2010
8:13 PM

Post #7435526

Mango's are great I even make Ice cream out of them very tastey. Have to watch not to get one that has fiber. I have a carrie and one from Thailand be picky

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 22, 2010
9:54 PM

Post #7486400

I let the seed dry, then cut it with the scroll saw on one end. Got a screw driver and opened the shell after I cut it and put it in a gallion of potting soil. I got it at the Grocery store. I also have a passion seed that has grown. Don't believe either to be winter hardy. I just want to grow them.

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