The alphonso mango bloom – Season 2020

Well… one fun fact to start with. Alphonso mango does not grow out of a seed of another alphonso mango!!

Did that dash your hopes of growing a tree for yourself from the seed of a fruit that you eat? Don’t get disheartened. Read on.

If you plant the seed after eating a Mango fruit, you will get a mango tree, but it will not bear fruits. The journey of the Devgad mango begins as a small twig cut out from the mother plant and then grafted on to a stem that has grown out of a mango tree of a sturdy variety. This graft the needs to be nurtured for around 4 years and then the tree is planted in an orchard. Around the end of the eight-year, the tree starts to blossom.

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