Hi, I've started a mango tree from seed, it's about 6 months and it only has 4 leaves. Can someone tell me what is wrong with it? The first 4 leaves came about 4 weeks in and it's been the same size and it hasn't gotten any taller and it's not dead. I will try anything to get it to grow. Any suggestion?
I've decided to take a swing at this Mango madness.
I live near Birmingham, AL
I am planting a mango from the store. Sticker says "mayan valley quality" #4959 product of mexico.
Mango was eaten. I am cracking the white pod up. Putting the bean thing inside in a plastic bag with wet paper towels and laying it the sun.
My other odd ball tree-- I currently am growing a satsuma orange that I grew from seed 2 years ago. Its pretty nice size. Leaves smell EXACTLY like the orange it came from. If it doesn't fruit, then I can just pick leaves and be happy.
Viscera.. YOUR tree is LOVELY!!! I wonder where everyone else is or if their trees died.
So on 5/19 I planted a freshly eaten Mango-took the pit, popped it open, the seed looked like a gigantic lima bean. I put it in wet paper towels, placed it in a sealed clear sandwhich baggie, left it outside in the sun. Its been about 70-85 f daily. Warm nights.
Today, 3 days later, I opened it to find my mango "bean" had sprouted. I removed the paper, filled the bag with slightly moist dirt. I sealed it up again. Will check in a few days.
I'm certain it will grow. Its keeping it alive over the winter inside that is difficult.
Another year has gone by and the mango, grown from a seed, is another 3 feet taller. That is my tape measure showing in the photo of the tree. In March of this year, it looked like we might have the first fruit from the tree, but unfortunately all those little blossoms fell off within a week or so. I apologize for the blurry photos but it was almost impossible to stop the leaves from rustling in the wind. I think this bodes well though. Maybe next year, we will have our first edible fruit. Does anybody know if this seems like a reasonable possibility?
If you click on my user name, you will be able to view previous photos to see the progression of the tree from seedling to its current state.
In a separate post to follow I will show you our current problem with the tree for which there is no cure unfortunately.
The little leaf notcher weevil is a pest here in South Florida that it is eating the leaves of many varieties of trees. You would think that the spider in the tree could feast on all of them, but I guess they don't taste good because they don't seem to have any predators. Most accounts of this pest say they do not fly, but they do. We have these white bugs on most of our trees, and as you can see they do a great job eating the leaves. There are better, non-blurry, photos of the little leaf notcher weevil on the web.
Hi Lorax. Thanks for the neem oil recommendation, and we will definitely give it a try! I remember there was talk that trees grown from seed might not bear fruit, so I am glad that you said we are on track for edible fruit in a year or two. Can't wait!!
Ive done the avocado thing. I found if I just stuck it in a gallon plastic bag w moist dirt and sealed the top.. and laid it out to bake in the sun.. it started growing pretty quickly. A few weeks at the most. Then I planted it in a pot, kept it moist but not wet. Full sun, lots of heat.. grew real nice.
Had it growing GREAT for years and my ex left it outside in the cold when I went on vacation. I was devastated.