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Title: Tips on growing mango rootstock
Post by: Gonzo65 on August 13, 2019, 09:18:19 PM
I recently purchased 20 turpentine seeds from Truly Tropical in Soflo in order to grow them for rootstocks. I placed them in 1 gallon pots and buried them about 2-3 inches with potting soil. Now my concern is that where I currently have them they donít get full sun. Iíve read many mixed reviews about if they need sun or not so I came here asking for your guys opinion.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Tips on growing mango rootstock
Post by: simon_grow on August 13, 2019, 10:07:35 PM
They prefer full sun. You also donít need to bury them so deep. Just slightly covered and theyíre good.

Simon
Title: Re: Tips on growing mango rootstock
Post by: lreigelman0555 on August 13, 2019, 10:29:35 PM
I've had good success in shade but only at about 1/4 to 1/2 inch depth.
Title: Re: Tips on growing mango rootstock
Post by: sc4001992 on August 14, 2019, 02:13:41 AM
Just curious as to how much they charged you for the seeds.
Title: Re: Tips on growing mango rootstock
Post by: Gonzo65 on August 14, 2019, 07:25:43 AM
$10 for 20 seeds
Title: Re: Tips on growing mango rootstock
Post by: Tommyng on August 14, 2019, 07:35:12 AM
Mine have sprouted with sun and with shade, I havenít seen any significant difference either way. I found out that it is a good idea to Dehusk them before putting them in soil. Sometimes I even soak the seeds in water, itíll start the germination process and dehusking is easier.
Title: Re: Tips on growing mango rootstock
Post by: sc4001992 on August 14, 2019, 07:46:33 AM
Not bad price. I found a real nice deal here, $5.99 for a case of 20 fruits (atauflo). I'm growing the seeds for next years rootstock.
I always dehusk  the seeds but I have had no problem either way.
Title: Re: Tips on growing mango rootstock
Post by: achetadomestica on August 14, 2019, 08:19:28 AM
I dehusk them and then put between damp paper towels and in 3 days they have a root
Title: Re: Tips on growing mango rootstock
Post by: sc4001992 on August 14, 2019, 08:27:57 AM
wow, that's impressive !
Title: Re: Tips on growing mango rootstock
Post by: DaveinNoVA on August 14, 2019, 09:21:59 AM
Why did you grow Turpentine as rootstock?  Wouldn't any good vigorous mango seedling work?
Title: Re: Tips on growing mango rootstock
Post by: Gonzo65 on August 14, 2019, 11:40:19 AM
Iíve heard that Turpentine are the preferred rootstock here in Florida, I guess theyíve proven to do very well.
As far as dehusking them- the seed is quite small and the embryo takes up the entire space inside the husk. So it is pretty difficult to remove the husk without damaging the embryo.
Title: Re: Tips on growing mango rootstock
Post by: JakeFruit on August 14, 2019, 12:41:41 PM
Why did you grow Turpentine as rootstock?  Wouldn't any good vigorous mango seedling work?
Word I've heard is Turpentine comes with some inherent tolerance for higher soil salinity and, being poly, the seedlings are more uniform. I've been harvesting seeds for root stock from an old Turpentine tree on a vacant lot for a few years, but they cut it down this past season with the lot sale. I've instead been using an abundance of Tommy Atkins seeds (mono) recently, and you can definitely see a difference in (lack of) uniformity in the initial seedling growth. Dunno what that will mean for my grafting success, we shall see...