Mango trees from seed.

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    S-H Young Pine

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    Here it is people, an extremely proud moment for me. :D

    Thing about growing mango trees from seed is, they always grow up to become wild mangoes, (hardly ever like the parent plant). So at a later stage they need to be grafted with whatever type of mango tree you desire to have. Because wild mangoes don't ever taste like the commercially grown mangoes available in the markets - They all need to be grafted in order to get a superior mango...

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    During the night another 1 just sprouted. So now I have 3 mango tree seedlings. I actually planted 4, so 3 out of 4 isn't bad, (75% success rate).

    :D:stew1::D

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    Day before yesterday, I just donated these mango tree saplings to a park in my city, called Burn's Garden. Originally built by the British during the colonial rule, we are now renovating it these days. So an NGO asked for volunteers, as well as people who would like to donate fruit trees - Since I've run out of space to plant my mango trees at home. I decided to gift them to the community. :stew1:

    That's me in the sunflower shirt. :D

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    This park has a lot of history for me. As my father use to visit Burns Garden, when he was studying at the nearby DJ Science collage. A teacher use to bring all students from there after class, just to give an extra lesson regarding botany, (even though that wasn't his subject). And my mother too had visited this park in her youth.

    So I seem to have now come full circle, (planting trees where my parents had spent time). :chuckle: And I'm also very proud that I had a part to play, in the restoration of this park.

    On one side of this park is the national museum, which was built by my grandfather, (when he was heading the archeology department of Pakistan). And on the other side of this park is the Supreme Court of Pakistan, (Karachi city bench).

    So I donated these 3 mango tree saplings in the name of my father, mother, and grandfather. These saplings will now be taken very good care of. And hopefully will become huge trees someday. :cool:
     
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    Well done with the mango! I never thought about how mangos we buy in the stores are cultivated, but now I know. As I started reading I thought you would use them to graft on. Really liked your story about your connection to the park. Fingers crossed your mango will be huge trees some day.
     
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