Mangoes are juicy stone fruit (drupe) from numerous species of tropical trees belonging to the flowering plant genus Mangifera, cultivated mostly for their edible fruit. The majority of these species are found in nature as wild mangoes. The genus belongs to the cashew family Anacardiaceae.
Get a fresh mango pit and slit the hard husk. Remove the seed inside and plant it in seed starter mix in a large pot. Situate the seed with ¼-inch protruding above the soil surface when growing mango trees. Keep the soil evenly moist and place the pot where temperatures remain at least 70 F. (21 C.).
National Tree. Indian fig tree, Ficus bengalensis, whose branches root themselves like new trees over a large area. The roots then give rise to more trunks and branches. Because of this characteristic and its longevity, this tree is considered immortal and is an integral part of the myths and legends of India.
Once planted, mango seeds usually sprout in a week or two, but it takes mango trees about one year to reach 3 to 4 feet tall. This is the height at which commercial growers typically transplant mango trees out to growing fields. After planting, it takes mango trees between two and four years to produce fruit.