Mango from seed :)
Deepest apologies for this being posted twice. It was originally on tropical plants forum then I realised there is a fruit one!! I don't know if the moderators can get rid of the other one? Anyway, this was the original post:
I had a major urge to plant a mango seed! I don't know why, I am kinda obsessed about planting stuff lol.
So I bought two mangoes, enjoyed eating them, and had the husks. I peeled the husks away to reveal the nice healthy seeds beneath. One of them had like a little growth on it, what I think may be a root forming (they both had two shoots growing out toward the shell of the husk, but they were definitely not roots. They looked like tiny straws!
So anyway, one of them has what looks to be the nub of a root forming. I am going to plant one of the seeds in potting mix, the other in the damp paper towel and baggie method. I want to put the one with the starting root into the potting mix - should the root go at the top or the bottom? I would think logically root down, but I have seen others online say to put it slightly exposed near top as that is where the shoot will emerge also...I know the top needs to be slightly exposed...any tips?
Anyway, once its growing I want to post pics on here to track its progress :)