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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

April 28, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #4873919

got a fresh mango seed,understand you soak it , pull apart,plant worms. mine has a kernel inside, no "worms" altho it seems to have segments.my second kernel seems to be one solid piece .do i plant the whole thing? looks like it would ruin it if i tried to separate them
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

April 28, 2008
3:07 AM

Post #4874640

I plant the whole thing.

katiebear
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

April 28, 2008
2:11 PM

Post #4876361

thanks,katieb sally
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

May 3, 2008
11:23 PM

Post #4902534

gone mango crazy, gosh those are good'2 for dollar at store,i have to force myself to let them get good and ripe.question, i'm planting the kernels, now, how long before i get germination,and little plants?are they self fertile?can they be propagated from cuttings? can guava be propagated from cuttings?are they self fertile?
glendalekid
Tuscaloosa, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2008
11:42 PM

Post #4902596

digger,

I sure hope you appreciate the 2 for a dollar price -- they are $1.79/each and up here. LOL.

Karen

digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

May 4, 2008
2:04 AM

Post #4903172

i do. dh brought me 2 more in today 2/1.00 i told him why didn't he buy a BUNCH. i'll go to town tomorrow.mama used to say,"if you want it done right, do it yourself " lol
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

May 4, 2008
3:58 AM

Post #4903578

I have read that there are two types of mangoes. One comes true from seed; the other doesn't. I don't know if this is tue.

When I plant the seeds, I make a little trench to help keep them from drying out. I don't cover them. Water them every day or so, just so they stay damp. When the seed splits and I can see the plant starting to emerge I pick a spot and plant it. This should be it's permanent home because mangoes have deep tap roots. If you try to move it and don't get all of the tap root it will die.

I think mangoes can be propagated from cuttings. Often, though, a branch from a desirable cultivar is grafted onto a rootstock. I'd guess it's the same with guavas but I don't know. I also don't know about fertility.

You could read about guavas at http://www.tradewindsfruit.com. They have lots of good information and great pictures.

The time to germinate varies. I put them in a spot I pass regularly so I can check on them but they are out of the way in case it takes awhile. Don't know if putting them on a heating mat would help.

The new leaves on the magoes I've started from seed are a beautiful burgandy/bronze color.

katiebear
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

May 4, 2008
1:37 PM

Post #4904343

katieb i'm putting every seed into pots so i can transport them south and put in permanent this winter. haven't checked the link you gave me yet. is it the kernels you trench or the whole seed.mine are just sprinkled with top soil cover.i'm putting in the kernels .am i right?
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

May 5, 2008
3:32 PM

Post #4909410

I trench the whoe seed. I've never tried removing the kernals. You might get a better take or you might hurt something by rremoving the shell. I don't know. I did not get a lot of plants for the number of seeds I planted but that was fine with me. We had an abundance of fruit bought cheap and we froze the pulp and trenched the seeds.

kb
glendalekid
Tuscaloosa, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 5, 2008
4:44 PM

Post #4909675

katiebear,

Thanks for the info on planting mango seeds. I've read that you have to remove the "bean" part from the outer shell, but when I tried that I broke off the little root that had already started. I went ahead and planted but I assume it is a goner. So, on my next ones I'll follow your advice about not removing the outer shell.

Karen

digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

May 5, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #4910382

what are those (worms)that keeps getting mentioned? it's confusing to me. i will be in town tomorrow,and buy more, will plant a bunch as you suggest, should have some success. when you said you plant the whole thing, i assumed you ment the whole kernel,and didn't separate the worms,which i didn't find anyway.boy,am i thick headed or what? thanks , sally
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

May 5, 2008
7:34 PM

Post #4910383

what are those (worms)that keeps getting mentioned? it's confusing to me. i will be in town tomorrow,and buy more, will plant a bunch as you suggest, should have some success. when you said you plant the whole thing, i assumed you ment the whole kernel,and didn't separate the worms,which i didn't find anyway.boy,am i thick headed or what? thanks , sally
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

May 7, 2008
8:28 PM

Post #4920426

Maybe wormy fruit, not "mango worms' Someone's joking.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

May 7, 2008
9:30 PM

Post #4920665

thanks molam i've seen it mentioned a coupla times , but you make me feel better
glendalekid
Tuscaloosa, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 7, 2008
11:17 PM

Post #4921177

I thought the "worm" mentioned was when the root had started to grow inside the outer shell of the seed. It does sort of look like a worm. No?

Karen
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

May 8, 2008
11:51 AM

Post #4923027

mine don't seem to have matured that much . i hope that wasnt the hard , dry fiber that i pulled off .ha,what' the success rate for germination? i've been pulling them out , soaking 24 hrs,then planting next day in pots
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

May 8, 2008
1:22 PM

Post #4923335

It's OK to pull the fiber off.

My success rate was low.

Bottom heat might help. Mine were in the ground but during our hottest weather 90's to 100's.

kb
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

May 8, 2008
8:09 PM

Post #4925028

found the small, orange ones today 2/1.00 bought 15. also the larger red tinted 2/1.29 bought 4 .the small ones are ripe. i'll eat them while the rosie ones ripen . now,the kernels are planted , will try the whole seed on these>>>sally
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2008
3:00 AM

Post #5360853

Pull the husk off as katiebear mentioned. After you eat them, I cut around the husk so I can open it. Then I put them in a container with moist paper towel and put a plastic wrap to keep the moisture in. Then I just let them sit out in the sun - here in Toronto during the summers it's ok - it doesn't cook them. Then after 3 days or so you'll see "worms" or sprouts/roots. After these guys come out I plant them in pots or where ever you want to plant them. taking out the hull/husk speeds up the germination - I'll post up a picture soon on this thread =D
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 3, 2008
3:54 AM

Post #5361068

waiting on pictures . went to cloudforest cafe and the men were talking about growing mangos . i begged them to tell me how to sprout mangos as i hadn't had any luck at all out of about forty seeds . i did as everyone suggested , leave them in , take them out , soak them a week , plant right away ect ,ect .ok , here's the poop , after his answer when i took all my seeds out of the pots , there was one that had a definant sprout on it .the kernel looked nasty rotten where the sprout was growing out . barely visible. only five or six were looking like they might sprout . now ,directions given me . very ripe fruit does best . cut the flat tip off seed with good pruners,open and carefully remove seed kernel , put in pearlite and cover with clear plastic .keep warm ,80 degrees or more ,using a heating pad if necessary . should see some sprouts in two or three weeks or so . when you get true leaves , can remove from pearlite easy to plant in soil . what i've read on various threads, he ,stan , uses a lot of pearlite in his potting soil . this guy is all over that site and seems to have a lot of respect from the other posters . now i'm off to get more mangos to eat and i think , sprout .wish me luck. sally
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2008
4:02 AM

Post #5361100

lol poor sally or is it poor me? atleast you get to eat the mangoes! The price here for mangoes are outrageous!! the picture below are jackfruit seeds..this was taken about a week ago. I treat mango seeds similar to jackfruit seeds. Stan's method is similar to mine, but I don't use heatpads and I use paper towel instead (I've used up all my perlites on my aquarium =/). I only do this during the summer though, because germination rate during winter indoors is pretty poor unless you want to use lights (I do have lights that can be used for growing plants, but again, it's for the aquarium plants...plus it melts plastic pots/containers which is a bummer).

Pick bigger kernels - but I find that the bigger the kernel, the longer it takes for them to sprout. And YES Stan is right...pick the ripest/sweetest one out of the bunch kekekek. I love mangoes. When I go back to the Philippines, I'm going to sit below a mango tree, pick them and eat them all day long *sighs*.

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2008
4:03 AM

Post #5361105

and then I put plastic wrap over it and poke holes with a bbq stick...

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2008
4:19 AM

Post #5361123

lol this forum prompted me to take pictures this early in the morning... ok so after i see sprouts/worms growing or the seeds turning green, i transfer them to a pot with light soil, no cow manure etc etc. it takes about 3-5 days to grow this much roots (see pic at the bottom).

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2008
4:19 AM

Post #5361124

the above pic was taken about a week ago btw...
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2008
4:21 AM

Post #5361129

then in a couple of days, you'll see stems/leaves...
below pic was taken 2-3 days after the above pic was taken (i know it's blurry =/)..

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2008
4:22 AM

Post #5361131

now...

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2008
4:23 AM

Post #5361134

i've actually got two seedlings growing on one kernel...don't know if this is normal...

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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 3, 2008
4:33 AM

Post #5361150

love to join you under the tree , just eating mangos. i can't get enough of them . haven't seen jackfruit . want to try guava . we don't get those either. your pictures are great . do you use a greenhouse ? man , i'm tired , will continue tomorrow . nite nite . sally
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2008
4:40 AM

Post #5361164

but earlier this morning, when I checked them, the second seedling (the one to the right) was not out yet...then I came home and the whole top of the seedling was out! I don't know, but they grow pretty fast here during the summer months. Just two days ago the leaves of the seedling was only a mere 3 cm and now it's grown to about 8 cm and they've become fatter/chunkier. Maybe it's the type of mango that you're planting? I planted atualfo mango...the golden yellow ones. Even from previous experiments, I've used atualfo...never tried the bigger red/green ones from mexico or the smaller mangoes from India.

I don't know if you can see below on the picture that there's a "crack"...the seedlings essentially grows from there even if it's a jackfruit seed or mangosteen...but first they establish roots which comes out from the tips of the seeds, not from the sides. I really think that taking out the husk, cutting it open and taking out the kernel/embryo really helps and speeds the germination up. As with my method, you do not have to worry about heating pads as the sun provides it outside here in Toronto (I don't know about Georgia though..). I've read in journal articles somewhere that some tropical seeds are treated with a hot-bath for 3 days to speed up germination. Tropical seeds need:

-enough moisture
-tropical conditions that have higher temperature ranges

And to get these, we obviously need to up humidity and heat which is also asking for seed rot if kept too long...

It may also be your weather conditions at night; I take all big seeds indoors such as mangoes and jackfruits because
1) Too chilly - I've lived in Asia before and I don't remember the weather there being this chilly...as if it's fall/autumn
2)Weather right now in T.O is fluctuating: sometimes we have thunderstorms in the summer which is kind of a bummer
3) Racoons like to chomp on them.

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2008
4:51 AM

Post #5361187

unfortunately, I do not have a greenhouse. I would love to have one though =D...I take advantage of the summer months here in Canada and just put plastic on top of pots that have seeds that I'm trying to grow..similar to a green house! Then comes winter and have to take in all tropical plants that we've put outside like guavas, jasmine, hibiscus and other stuff. Try going to an Asian/chinese grocery store, usually they have guavas and other tropical fruits.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 9, 2008
7:25 PM

Post #5391351

evr , so sorry to take so long to get back to you . thought i had answered ,but when i came to this thread , i thought uh o , how rude of me . i think your method is great , i do have one sprouted and a coupla more looks like they want to . i will be more faithful to this link and your generous time to give me the answers i asked for . i think i did answer you , i'll bet i hit the back button . i'm new on puter so please mark it up to ignorance . sally
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 11, 2008
11:06 PM

Post #5401284

it's okay sally =D it's the internet. Don't expect much from dg members because they might be busy etc. I don't take offense okay? no need for apologies.

Eliz
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 12, 2008
2:01 AM

Post #5401950

whoopee , i have two and two more just at the surface , should be out tomorrow . what do you do with yours , in containers , in the summer ? have you done this before and what happens when they get big ? i'm in zone 7-a ,and it gets 92 easy in the summer .all my tropicals will be taken to texas coast to be planted . zone 9-b or 10-a . it is getting cool at night here 65 last night . i think i have the problem solved about taking them in at night , so far as they are little and under plastic .i bought a styrofoam shipping box from omaha steaks at garage sale . put seeds in that and put the lid on before it cooled off .put a thermometer in with them , if the temp in there drops too low in there , i'll heat up some rocks in the sun tomorrow , and put them in the bottom , set seeds on them . that ought to help .i'm busy , trying to trench out for concrete and build a room onto mobile home . need a separate utility room for my washer& dryer so can convert existing space into pantry. what was you doing ,traveling all over world ? where are you from ? not nosy , just interested . sally
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 12, 2008
3:24 AM

Post #5402388

that's good news! Yes they're in containers right now...I used to take them in before as mentioned earlier, because last year the racoons ate the seedlings. Now I've left them outside all night for about a week and they're even doing good despite the cold temperatures at night (13-14 degrees). At the beginning they look wilted at first, with purplish leaves, and then they turn yellowish green! =D really interesting...

That's really weird though, growing mangoes shouldn't be a problem for you if I can just leave them out like that...maybe it's your microclimate...is it dry at Georgia?

btw mobiles are cool...family friend has one and it could accommodate 3 families! The planning is so neat that every space is used. Her kitchen table turns into a bed, which can fit 2 people, she has a bedroom with 2 bunk beds and a master that fits a queen sized bed! it's amazing!

lol don't worry you're not being nosy. Didn't really travel all over the world, but I do want to do that someday. I'm currently living in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) but I lived my first 9 years of my life at the Philippines...they've got lots of tropicals/exotic plants there..from orchids to sugar apples to caimito, and of course mangoes! yummy. They are so cheap there like how apples/oranges are cheap in N. America. I guess we took that situation for granted and when my family came here, we certainly missed mangoes and other tropical fruits that you cannot get so easily here (a box of mangoes cost from $9.00 to $20). Not planning to grow these mangoes for their fruits, just reminds me of childhood memories. But hey if they do bear fruits within the next years, that works for me too! hehehehhee.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 18, 2008
1:59 AM

Post #5429098

evr ,well , i don't know what's wrong with mine .the leaves wont go ahead and grow . they came up and just quit growing . the first one had a rotten place it sprouted from ,and some have gotten dry , black mold . i washed them off and sprayed with anti fungal to stop mold . dont know what if anything to expect . put a reptile heater in styrofoam box to keep warm at night . put a thermometer in there so will check the temp in morning . i'll let you know what happens . sally
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 19, 2008
12:54 PM

Post #5435191

evr , the temp holds at 90 and believe it or not , the little boogers are showing some growth now . in two days ! i set them out on rail of deck when it warms up . the seeds that haven't broken out even look fatter . sally
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 25, 2008
3:30 PM

Post #5465344

That's good sally! I've always wondered why they rot before they grow..kinda want to know the specifics on that. My custard apple and lychees rotted before they could grow too. and yes the growth at the beggining is slow, but they seem to grow fast after.

My atualfo started growing reddish leaves at first, but now they're green and looks like normal plants. I guess that's just the way they grow

digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 25, 2008
5:01 PM

Post #5465744

little stem came up on a coupla of them but tip of them turned black . no leaves , then kicked the bucket . i do have only one that for sure is going to survive . it is on its third true set of leaves and you know , it has another stem trying to grow out of it also . i'll keep you up to date . sally
PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 27, 2008
12:19 PM

Post #5473558

I was inspired after reading everyone's experiences growing mangos, so I bought one this past weekend. I finally got the seed out with a lot of pulp still clinging all over it. So I decided to set it on a paper plate and put it on my screened in porch to dry before planting. I also had purchased some papayas, small one and a large one to try and grow the papayas. They too were on their paper plates, drying on the porch. That was Saturday. Each day I checked them. They were still sticky. Yesterday, after work, I looked and 'Oh my Goodness!'
The large mango seed was gone. Over half of the papaya seeds were scattered all over the table and floor. I looked over towards the screened wooden door...there at the bottom was a small torn hole. AHA! An unknown critter ate my seeds. Well, I went ahead and planted the remaining papaya seeds. I'll have to buy another mango to try that. I sure hope something sprouts from the papayas.
No more drying on the porch!

Pam

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 27, 2008
12:27 PM

Post #5473581

lol yes pamela, I had a similar experience but it the creatures were a family of raccoons lol.

Good luck with your mangoes and papayas!
PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 28, 2008
12:10 PM

Post #5477706

Thanks evr! I think my critter was a squirrel. I see them running over the railing then the roof then the other side railing. Zip...zip...zip...then jump to a nearby tree.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 28, 2008
2:04 PM

Post #5478123

well , nothing has survived except the one that has leaves . still have three in soil , but don't expect any miracles . i'll continue to try to sprout all the seeds i get . don't understand how they continue to sprout and just die .i took a memory count and came up with about thirty that i've tried to sprout ,so far. i'll be better prepared now to have success .good luck pam , i hope you do a better job than i did , but at least i'm getting lots of mangos to eat .next year , i'm going to try a special bed to put the seeds in , will hold several seeds at the time and use part of it with napkin , like evr , and half with pearlite , will put clear plastic over all , and see if that works . the mold seems to be my biggest problem . i may have sealed too much air out . will make more air holes next time . i am so thrilled with this one i did get . sally
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 30, 2008
12:24 PM

Post #5486310

Pamela, I heard somewhere that you can plant sugar canes from the Oriental store, and also gingers/galanggang. Never tried it before. What we've tried are mung beans for their sprouts..you can eat them or put them in your noodles.

I've also seen somewhere on DG marketplace and other online seed store this "rare" vine. I was intrigued by it. I looked up the common name for it and it's just adzuki beans. You can get this easily. Does anybody know why they sell them at a higher price?

Still trying to find my camera to take shots of my mango...
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 30, 2008
2:43 PM

Post #5486742

Are you sure it's adzuki beans? The only Vigna species I've seen on the marketplace listed as "rare" (or really even listed at all) is Vigna caracalla which is a different plant, it's grown mainly for its beautiful flowers. It's not all that hard to come by, but it is something that a lot of people are looking for so it does usually cost a little bit more than some other really common seeds.
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

August 30, 2008
6:05 PM

Post #5487425

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/103356/
got them as free seeds from a purchase.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 30, 2008
6:39 PM

Post #5487514

I've never seen anyone trying to pass those off as rare or charging a lot for them, that's why I thought maybe you'd seen someone selling Vigna caracalla, those do usually cost more.
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 1, 2008
11:53 PM

Post #5495927

here are the mango seedlings about a month ago...I forgot how many months they are now lol maybe around 1 1/2 or 2 months. As you can see, they look kinda sad. But they had sturdy stems.

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 1, 2008
11:54 PM

Post #5495930

1 week later...

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evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 1, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #5495944

as of today. I repotted them in a bigger pot since they were growing so fast. I wanted them to get established early this fall so I don't have to worry about them winter; they might get stressed out inside because there's not much light/sun.

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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 2, 2008
1:14 AM

Post #5496285

bought a digital , my first , a month ago . i am definantly going to get the directions down and learn how to use it . then i can learn how to post pictures . my little baby is almost as big as yours . i have two on same seed , same as you . i have two more seeds that look like they may sprout but already started to grow then kapoot . the seeds have some green on them and may do more .stopped in w. mart today and dh paid 1.79 EACH for two large green and red ones , they had one that was over ripe and squashed , they wouldn't let me have it ,they wont reduce price for anything , just throw it away .the season must be winding down . sally
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 2, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #5496336

Walmart sells mangoes????!!! 0_0 lol and true, walmart will not reduce the price for anything sally lol. Try an oriental store, or even an Indian store, they might have a better selection ;) (but be careful, they can be expensive $_$)
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 2, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #5496432

specialty stores are out of the question here . mexican is the only thing around . our town is 40 miles from civilization . i'll wait til i get to texas this winter , they have H.E.B there and the super stores have it all . also they have humongous latin population where you can get all the really good stuff in their stores. i'm off to bed , will take this up tomorrow. nitey nite. geeze , i'm crosseyed . sally
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 11, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #5536160

ever, my dh bought me two mangos and paid 1.79 cents EACH . no more for me this year . went into a coupla stores and the same . bull , i'll wait till i get to texas and see if they are cheaper . that's in dec thru march . don't know when the season is , but it's got to be better . still only have one plant . those last two are on heating pads . sally
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

September 12, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #5540504

Sally, if you want I can get mango seeds for you and I'll get it started. We have alot of groceries that carry different mangoes from different parts of the world - specially at the oriental store. We can try this for next spring though, as it'll be cold by the time the mango seeds have sprouted. Plus, it's seasonal here, so there's not much of a good selection.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 12, 2008
11:34 AM

Post #5542001

starting about dec 1 , i'll not have access to a computer , so after that , it'll be the middle of march before i get back home , but we'll get together before and after to see if we can help each other . i'll get your add or ph no so we can keep in touch . it may be that i can get them much cheaper in tex and send you some fruit . here's a dmail for you . sally
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 15, 2008
6:54 PM

Post #5555285

well , one of those 1.79 mango seeds now has a sprout about one inch tall . put it in pot . i started it in pearlite with plastic on top and holes . i put it on a reptile warmer mat and that seems to work for me . the other one is going to sprout also (i think) . i'm really getting into this since you got me started in the right direction , evr . the first one that had the extra sprout come out is doing fine except the extra sprout turned black on the tips and dried up . sally
binder40
Brownsville, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 1, 2008
3:49 AM

Post #5620189

Love those mangos as well. Live close to Mexico so I spend some time down there during the mango season. Can get 8 or 10 of the yellow ones, which I think are much sweeter and better tasting, for about a dollar. I haven't grown any here but have many neighbors who have producing plants. I put seven or eight pits in a couple of pots a couple of months ago and now have 5 plants about 2 1/2 ft tall. Will plant them soon. Live in Brownsville, Texas zone 9a to 9b.
evr
Toronto, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2008
7:53 PM

Post #5622433

sally - It's been a bit colder than usual here in Toronto and I left both my jackfruits and mango seedlings out (day and night). During the month of August-Sept. we still had warm weathers from 20-28 degrees in the afternoons. Our night temp for those months sometimes would go down to 12. Now that we're nearing fall, our avg. temp for our afternoons have been 14-22, nightime even lower sometimes down to 8 degrees.

What I've noticed is that the jackfruit's leaves were turning black and that they were growing slower. My ataulfo mango just kept growing despite the fluctuation of temp. Maybe it has to do with night temp. that's my suspicion for now and that the variety ataulfo may be more cold resistant *shrugs*. I'll send you some of these seeds when I find them next year so you can try them.

Eliz
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

October 1, 2008
8:34 PM

Post #5622539

that 1.79 seedling has shot up . 6 leaves to start and they are starting to harden up a bit and turn green . the other seed is alive and don't know why i t hasn't sprouted yet . they were the big green ones with red blush on them . the first one was the yellow one with a hint of sour taste .it's a beautiful thing but isn't growing at all , altho i have it in sunny window . the last one is twice as tall . sally
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

October 12, 2008
8:20 PM

Post #5662847

I'm hooked on these mangos . The second 1.79 ct is still alive and doing well , but no sprout .The first one hardened up and is so beautiful , the little yellow one that i first planted , is finally putting on tiny growth in the top . I'ts as if they spend so much energy getting out of the kernal and opening leaves , that they have to rest a few weeks before they start growing again . Will post tomorrow , hopefully . and to all ,G bless , sally
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

October 18, 2008
10:53 AM

Post #5686293

I am tickled pink with the mangos , altho the second 1.79 cent still hasn't sprouted . It's still green and has a long root , but won't come on out .Take a look at these two , the little one sprouted 8-11 ,and the 1.79 one sprouted 9-15 , only five days after starting it in pearlite and covered with plastic . I noticed the large one that did sprout , had a bit of over ripe taste , but not bad enough not to eat . When i get to tex. i will have access to small fruit stands that will sell me over ripe stuff . we'll see what happens. these pic . have a lot of greenery in the background , but you can see why I'm so excited .

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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

October 18, 2008
10:56 AM

Post #5686299

Another

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katiebear
mulege
Mexico

October 18, 2008
3:25 PM

Post #5686930

Beautiful little trees, sally.

katiebear
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

October 18, 2008
4:05 PM

Post #5687053

Thanks , K , I am so proud of them . the only other thing I am rabid about , is a michilia alba that I've been growing . sally
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

November 10, 2008
12:23 PM

Post #5773184

I posted this pic on tropical plants and will here , also . what's happening , I fertilized with MG and two days later , the leaves are drying . I flushed , thought I over fertilized , and I don't think I let it get too cold . Just don't know what else could have happened , unless when I brought it in for five days , it didn't have enough lite . did mist it .It's my michalia alba that I'm so rabid about . suggestions? sally

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