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I have a small mango tree from seed that produces wonderful white flowers. I was wondering if and how I could get some mangofruit from the tree. I live in the Netherlands and the potted mango tree stands on the windowsill. Please take a look at the pictures below.

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EDIT: CLOSE-UP FLOWER

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  • Are you sure you have a mango tree here? The leaves and flowers don't really look like the ones in the wild.
    – benn
    May 7, 2020 at 15:50
  • Yes, I bought the mango from the market and it tasted very sweet! May 7, 2020 at 16:39
  • Yeah well, I am sure that this is not a mango tree. Sorry. In the Netherlands the seeds are usually not viable, since mango's get radiated. Furthermore, it would take more than 10 years before a real tree would give fruits, and I never seen a mango tree here in the Netherlands giving fruits. The plant looks more like a nightshade, must have been a seed in the potting soil. Be careful with the fruits, they are poisonous.
    – benn
    May 7, 2020 at 17:38
  • Thanks for the warning. I am no expert, but these types of white flowers appear to be common for mango trees. I did a simple google search on 'white flowers mango tree'. Please take a look at: google.com/… May 8, 2020 at 3:23
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    Thank you, it looks very much like bell pepper (paprika), or any other pepper blossom. See here for example.
    – benn
    May 8, 2020 at 10:02

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When grown outdoors, mangoes are pollinated via insects and air movement (wind); indoors, none of that takes place, so shaking the plant when the flowers open to try to release the pollen so that it reaches the female flowers increases the chance of fruits forming. Further info here https://homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-baby-mangoes-indoors-94188.html

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  • Thanks for answering. It is good to know that I will not need anything else besides the tree itself. I will shake the tree gently and hope for some mangofruits. May 7, 2020 at 16:44

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