Saturday, April 25, 2009
A couple of weeks ago, I went to our local green market to buy some fruit and vegetables. I noticed these yellow mangoes and wondered what they tasted like, so I bought four. Let me tell you, they were some of the best tasting mangoes I've ever tried. I kept a couple of the seeds outside and planted them in containers.
A week ago, I also bought some Ataulfo mangoes from Costco. I find it hard to throw away any seeds, so last night, I took a steak knife and carefully carved away the sharp edge on the one side of the seed. I then split the seed open to reveal the embryo inside. I've read somewhere that these mangoes are supposed to polyembryonic, but these ones only seem to have one seed inside. I am going to plant these and see if they sprout. I know it may take 7 years before they'll fruit, but so what, I have most of the trees/fruits that I want planted, so I'll just grow these in containers until they're ready to be planted in the ground. I may even decide to take out some other shrubs / trees that don't fruit or taste well.
Posted by The Budget Gardener at 1:19 PM