The Alphonso mango is an India native known for its high quality mango and long storage life. Similar to other mangoes, the Alphonso mango is a large evergreen that keeps its rich-green foliage throughout the year in all seasons. It flowers pinkish-white blooms throughout the dormancy period and into early spring season. The Alphonso mango bears its orange-red fruit toward the middle of the growing season and is easily grown from the Alphonso Mango Plant seeds found in its fruit.
Prepare a small to medium-sized pot for your seedlings. Fill the clean container with nutrient rich, loamy soil mix that provides good drainage and water retention. Set the pot aside.
Use fresh Alphonso Mango seeds for the best growth response. Remove the Alphonso Mango seed from a fully ripe mango. Clean the leftover flesh completely from the Alphonso Mango seed and rinse it thoroughly. Pry the husk open gently with a sharp tool. Handle the Alphonso Mango seed carefully to prevent cutting yourself during the process.
Slide the kernel carefully out of the husk open. Rinse the Alphonso mango's kernels carefully and treat the seeds with a fungicidal treatment. Use a fungicidal treatment designed for fruit Alphonso Mango seeds. Follow the package's instructions carefully to get best results.
Place the treated Alphonso Mango seeds in the center of the prepared container. Set the Alphonso Mango seeds in the container with their concave sides down. Be sure that the top fourth of the Alphonso Mango seeds remains protruding from the soil. Place the potted seeds in a warm, sunny location that receives eight hours of direct sunlight each day.
Allow the Alphonso Mango seeds up to three weeks to show signs of sprouting and active growth. Water when the top layer of soil on the pot begins to feel dry. Water the developing tree slowly to prevent disturbing the seeds and newly formed roots. Use tepid water the seed to prevent shocking the young tree's system. Keep the soil mix slightly moist but never saturated or dry.
Keep the Alphonso mango sprouts in the container for at least six weeks before planting the sprouts in the ground. Remove the growing Alphonso mango from its container and cut back the tap root to approximately one foot in length. Use sharp tool, sterile shears to make the cuts.
Plant the Alphonso mango sapling in a well-drained, nutrient-rich location that receives full sunlight and good ventilation. Plant the Alphonso mango at least 35 feet away from other trees to allow plenty of room for growth, which will also increase fruiting. Position the Alphonso mango tree in a hole that is only as deep as its roots. Backfill the hole with soil mix and ensure that all the roots are completely covered with soil.
Allow the newly planted Alphonso mango plant sapling about two weeks to get established before its first feeding. Fertilize the Alphonso mango with a slow-release fertilizer, such as a 5-8-10 or 10-10-10 combination, approximately every three months throughout the growing season. Apply the fertilizer according to the instructions and keep the fertilizer at least a foot away from the base of the tree to prevent root burn diseases.