Mangoes are the oldest cultivated fruit tree in the world.
Selecting a Mango and Planting Site:
Plant your mango trees where they have adequate space for growth, maximum exposure to sunlight, good air circulation, and adequate irrigation and drainage.
Temperature: Most Mango varieties are not cold-hardy and will need protection during a freeze. Temperatures of 40°F will damage mango blossoms. Mature trees may tolerate 25°F for a few hours with minor damage, but young trees may be killed at 30°F.
Fertilization: One month after planting apply Espoma Citrus-tone or Sunniland Citrus fertilizer 3 times per year (March, May & September). Spray with Maxicrop Liquid Seaweed twice a year (March & November) to boost the immune system of the tree, making it more resistant to insect and fungal problems.
Mangoes are self-pollinating and store-bought trees typically bear fruit in 1-4 years.