Today preparing a mango for breakfast, I retrieved the mango seed. The mango somehow just split in the middle and the inner seed was free. That never happened before. I am now wondering, whether I could plant this seed. It looks somehow damaged.

How do I plant it, which side goes up. How deep do I plant it, and what else do I need to consider?

Mango Seed Photo


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So here is what I did. I laid the seed horizontally in a small pot. About the same amount of soil above and below. And kept the soil moist. After about two weeks a root was visible under the pot.enter image description here After another week or so, the plant catapulted it self out of the soil with already 4 leafs. I re potted the mango and saw, that it came out of the non pointy end of the seed. About 5-6 weeks later it looks like this:

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Initially it had the leafs hanging. But it starts no to raise them. So I think everything is OK with the mango.

  • I'm at this stage, with just a bit more growth than you. (I'm sure this has grown since then) Could you give an update so we can see?
    – Throsby
    Commented Sep 16, 2014 at 3:04
  • @Throsby Actually my plant is in no good condition right now. See this new question of mine: gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/14086/… Commented Sep 18, 2014 at 11:32
  • Oh no! That terrifying! I'm so sorry!
    – Throsby
    Commented Sep 19, 2014 at 6:33

I would just throw it in a pot with 2 to 3 inches of potting soil, with the pointy end up, to see if it grows. It either will or it won't, but at least you've given it a chance.


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