Normally, a person buys a mango and eats it, and tosses the pit out along with the peel.
However. In my house, I'm into the challenge of growing stuff from seed, or cuttings, or pits. Today, I ate a mango. I retained the pit.
The pit was hard to cut out. The mango pit, or seed, is flat and the mango is stuck to it. I had to cut down to the seed and then, slice sideways and remove the fruit.
Once I had all the fruit carved off, I read that I needed to remove the seed from the protective casing. I used a pliers and a hammer and then, a sharp knife to pry apart. Quite the process.
Ok. Pit in hand, pliers, hammer, knife and finally, the seed is gently removed from the sheathing.
It's a plain jane, bean looking seed.
So. The claim is that you can get the root growing in less than 10 days. I like to watch, and I use ziplock bags to hold the seeds while they germinate. Wrap the seed in a paper towel, get the paper towel wet and then, place in the ziplock.
Now, I wait.
It's Been a Couple Days and I am Curious
Well. Okay. It's doing what it is supposed to do. I see some growth and splitting. So, rewrap it up and place it back in the ziplock.
We will let it do its thing again.
I suppose I should find my potting soil and get a pot ready. I have the potting soil in the garage, and its been pretty cold, so I'm sure it is a frozen chunk. I will bring it in and thaw it out.