Mango Tree Tips

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Hi all. I love mangos and recently heard you can grow a tree from the seed. But, will it do well in Santa Barbara? 

Also, any tips on how to keep it healthy and growing? Curious if anyone has done this before in this area.

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Basicinfo805 Jun 21, 2022 05:04 PM
Mango Tree Tips

Cool post, I had no idea you could grow mangos or pineapples here. Nice work folks!

jak Jun 21, 2022 04:40 PM
Mango Tree Tips

Some varieties grow decently well in Goleta and Santa Barbara. Buy a seedling at a local nursery if you are serious about it they sell types that tolerate our climate. Be aware that these trees like a lot of water especially in the first 5-10 years.

If you just want the novelty of growing your mango pit into a sapling then plant it just below the surface of a 2-3 gallon pot (vertically oriented with the sharper end down) filled with potting soil mixed with clay-like soil. Water moderately when dry. If you bring it indoors and keep it on a south facing windowsill in the winter you can get a few years out of it. You will probably never see fruit and only a few varieties can survive even a light kiss of frost if you plant a pit from most commercial fruit.

PeterN Jun 21, 2022 09:57 AM
Mango Tree Tips

"many fruit trees are not “true to seed”, that is, their seeds will produce a different variety of tree from the parent."
See https://deepgreenpermaculture.com/2017/02/16/the-difference-between-seedling-grafted-and-cutting-grown-fruit-trees/

Mtn.driver Jun 21, 2022 08:59 AM
Mango Tree Tips

Absolutely! I have two 5'+ mango trees inside in pots, grown from seed. Check out Youtube for instruction. They don't produce fruit, but would likely have to be in the ground for that. Good luck. Start a bunch, survival rate is not 100%.

FernaldPoint93108 Jun 21, 2022 08:02 AM
Mango Tree Tips

Mangos grow fine here, own a tree myself, and you can buy them at local nurseries.

swarfmaster Jun 21, 2022 07:47 AM
Mango Tree Tips

I've heard it said that you plant a mango tree for your children. From seed 5-8 years under ideal conditions.

patrick Jun 21, 2022 07:21 AM
Mango Tree Tips

I know you want a mango, but if you’ll settle for another tropical fruit, we just harvested our first pineapple and have two more little guys on the way. We grew the plant from the stem of a store-bought pineapple (after eating it), letting the stem air dry/scar-over for a few days before planting. It takes a while, but it sure is amazing to see a pineapple growing in SB and to see that it can survive the occasional frost.

willow Jun 21, 2022 07:10 AM
Mango Tree Tips

I tried a few years ago, but it just didn't take off. I have since read that they like 50% humidity and temp above 70 degrees. A local avocado grower suggested growing it inside (maybe a greenhouse?) and misting daily. Please update if you are successful - and good luck!

Minibeast Jun 20, 2022 01:42 PM
Mango Tree Tips

Apparently mangos do grow in SoCal. I've never seen any around Santa Barbara, but maybe you'll be the first success story.

https://www.ehow.com/how_7587971_grow-mangoes-california.html

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