Mango, although it is not very common in Spain, is a delicious fruit that can even be consumed as an ingredient in salads. Those who have tasted it emphasize its sweet taste and smooth texture.
The mango tree is not as complicated to planting as some may think. In fact, this article will show you that you can grow your mangoes at home with little means. If you are interested, continue reading.
The most suitable place to grow mangoes
This is the first thing you must define, and it is not complicated at all if you have a garden of more or less large dimensions. These are the guidelines you should follow if you want everything to go well:
- Choose a place to plant the seeds and make a hole in the ground, not without first clearing weeds and the remains of previous crops if any.
- Lightly moisten the soil and insert the mango seed into the soil, at least 10 centimeters deep. This minimum must be met.
- the soil doesn’t need to be very fertile, since the mango tree, fortunately, grows easily even in soils with low fertility. However, it does require good drainage. This means that the soil can never become waterlogged.
- Be sure to plant it in a place with plenty of space, as it is a type of tree that grows a lot.
- The mango tree should receive natural light every day, at least 3 hours of direct sunlight daily.
When should mangoes be planted, and how should they be grown?
It is best to plant the mango tree between late spring and early summer, so that the cold of winter does not affect its growth. If you have fulfilled all the requirements described in the previous section, the seeds should germinate between 2 and 4 weeks after planting, with the help of compost, and as long as they receive warmth and sufficient humidity. You should water the tree only once or twice a week and prune it when necessary for it to grow healthy and bear fruit.
This tree will bear fruit about 130 days after planting with proper care. In other words, you must wait at least four months to enjoy a succulent 100% natural mango. You can buy seeds of several types of mangoes, but the most common are: the Indian, which has a sweet and somewhat acid taste; the manila, whose flavor is sweet and intense; and the Florida mango, which has a very characteristic acidity and reddish tone. We hope this article has helped you to plant your mango tree. Enjoy one of the best tropical fruits!