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Mango: The king of fruits

When we hear the term “Fruits” it appears as something juicy, sweet, and Luscious.

Fruits are the supreme part of our healthy diet and a rich source of nutrition, and vitamins. Fruits such as bananas, apples, grapes, kiwi, Avocados, and many more. These all are available over the year.

Perhaps, when it comes to mango, a summer fruit, it is laborious to grip our craving for it. Mango is a seasonal fruit.  It grabs the attention and highly demanding in the market.

In India, Mango is crowned as the “king of fruit”. Indeed! An anomalous fruit is considered a luxury treat or a gesture of friendship in the country.

Mango is the national fruit of India, the Philippines, and Pakistan.

The mango is not just known for its taste but also known for its nutritional value. It first emerges in India. The mango trees are cultivated once a year. It grows 50-60 feet in height. Mango belongs to the cashew family.

There are several reasons and benefits, why the “king of fruit” has a tremendous fan following.

Health Benefits of Mango:

  1. Mango is a pack of high nutrition and vitamins.
  2. Mangos are extremely beneficial to help your digestive system.
  3. It contains fiber and vitamin C, which helps to protect from high cholesterol levels.
  4. Consuming mango leaves are beneficial for maintaining sugar level.
  5. Mango is useful to boost your immune system as it has vitamin A.

 

Propagation of Mango Tree:

Are you excited or have the intrigue to growing the mango tree at your place or garden? Then read the content carefully.

The main ingredients required for mango tree propagation are – Mango seed, coconut fiber (coir), water, and a vessel with a lid.

Let’s start the process-

After eating the pulp from the mango seed, clean its shell properly. Cut the shell anxiously. Make sure, the inner shell won’t be damaged. Cast off the thin brown layer from the seed and wash it properly.

Take the vessel, filled with coconut fiber(coir). Place the seed in the vessel and sprinkle the water, so that the coconut fiber absorbs it properly. Cover the vessel with a lid and place it in the shade.

Sprinkle the water every few days if you feel the coir is dry. Make sure, water your plant just to moisten the coir. After a few days, the seeds begin to sprout. When you see the seed expand into inch long root. Place your plant into a small pot and cover with potting mix. Locate your plant in the sunlight.

After potting the plant, it hardly takes a few days to give its first few leaves. Isn’t it easy to grow the mango plant at your home? For the next time, before you throw the seed in the bin, THINK AGAIN.

Care and maintenance of Mango:

While growing any plant, make sure about its maintenance. The growth of your plant depends upon how you treat your plant. So, Let’s move forward and know little about its care and maintenance.

Light:

Mango trees need at least eight hours of direct sunlight. The flower and production of mango fruit will suffer if they don’t get sufficient light.

Soil:

Mango trees bear different types of soil. Perhaps, the sandy loam is the best because it has a good drainage capacity.

Water:

Water plays an important role in the production of any fruit or flower. Although, the mango tree has drought tolerance. But, it may impact fruit production negatively. So, the best thing is to water your plant when the top inches of the soil are dry.

Temperature and Humidity:

The mango tree requires a warm temperature ideally above 70 degrees. The humidity level for the mango tree is above 50 percent.

It cannot tolerate temperatures below the 40s or a frizzy climate. As it impacts the flowers and fruits of the tree.

Fertilization:

Mango trees do not require a lot of fertilizer. If you use rich soil for your tree, there is no need to use additional feeding.

 

Note: Mangoes were grown in India over 5000 years ago. According to the expert’s report, more than 20 million tons of mangoes are grown and consumed every year.