How to Grow a Mango Tree from Seed! (video)
Lots of people are asking themselves whether a mango tree can be grown from a seed. Yes, it is possible, Mango trees are one of the easiest trees to start from a seed.
The mango is a really wonderful, evergreen tree with glossy, dense leaves. The new shoots are reddish, the mature leaves a dark green.
Depending on the variety and climate mango trees can grow huge to 35–40 m tall and with a crown radius of 10 m. However, you can keep a mango tree small by pruning it regularly. The trees are long-lived, as some specimens still fruit after 300 years.(1)
The seedling mango trees have a stronger root system and grow vigorously than the grafted trees. Mangos grown from seed will bear fruit in 5-7 years. (2)
Mangos are native to the hot, humid tropics of Asia and Oceana. Outside of that area, mango trees grow well in USDA hardiness zones 9B or above (minimum annual temperatures 25ºF/-4ºC or above). In cooler areas, mangos can still be grown in containers and brought indoors during freezing weather. (3)
Below you can see a detailed step-by-step guide on growing a mango tree starting from a seed: