- Germination Technique # 1: Dig a hole. Put your basic mango seed in. Wait. There was neither seed drying nor fibrous husk removal. Initially I thought it didn't work. I put in about 5-6 seeds (Carabao and Indian mango) in a big pot. Water it once in a while. Guess what? In about a month, to my surprise they all started sprouting. So I had to transplant. It's not very elegant, but it works apparently.
- Germination Technique # 2: Dry the seeds. Put it in a zip locked bag with water and a paper towel. Leave it out in the sun. After three weeks, nothing happened. Useless seeds. Tsk.
- Germination Technique # 3: Remove the seeds from the fibrous husk. Put it in a zip locked bag with water and a paper towel. Leave it out in the sun. After three weeks, all the seeds have roots. The longer you leave it out, the better the chances of seed survival.
Here are pictures of my best looking mango plants. The first one was courtesy of technique #1; the second one was from technique #3.
Once you're in the plant growing stage, do make sure you apply a regular amount of organic nitrogen fertilizer or just use diluted urine and water your plant regularly.
And if you have time, just do a mango search in the this blog and read my various mango planting chronicles.