After a particularly delicious mango, many people decide that it would not be such a bad idea to have a mango tree of their own. And you can start with the mango you just enjoyed. Mango trees are almost embarrassingly easy to grow from seed. For the best results, root your mango seed first before planting it. This will provide the moist conditions it needs to germinate and thrive.
Remove the seed from the fruit.
Rub the seed under water between your fingers to remove any clinging fruit.
Slit the seed along the thin side of it to break open the seed coat. Do not cut deeply enough to cut the seeds inside.
Wrap the seed in a moist paper towel.
Place the paper towel in a sandwich bag. Close the bag, but leave 1 inch of the lip unsealed to allow oxygen in.
Place the bag in a warm spot that receives indirect sunlight.
Re-moisten the paper towel as necessary. The seed will sprout a small root in three to four weeks.
Plant the mango seed when the root is roughly 1/2 inch long.