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Polyembryonic mango seedlings

My quasi-botanist friend once told me that in order to speed up the germination of mango seeds, one must remove the husk from the soft seed inside as the hard hust will have to be decomposed first before the shoots come out when planted the usual way.

mango seedling

True enough, a mango seed I planted on a pot of soil germinated in less than two weeks but to my surprise, two shoots emerged instead of just one.

Polyembryonic mango seedlings

I googled and learned about monoembryonic and polyembryonic seeds. And then there comes discussions on yield differences, true to type mango trees, grafting and so much more mango tree information.

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