where can one find mango tree seeds and are they self pollinators, do I need a male and female?
Mango tree seeds
You can grow Mangos from the pit in the fruit you buy at the Grocery store.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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'.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.