According to FAO statistics for the year 2000 at least 87 countries produced mangoes, continuing a smooth increase reaching slightly over 25 million tons compared to the 23. 9 million recorded in 1996. Although exports have experienced a tremendous growth, prices have gone down, mango production in the philippines pdf in the USA and the EU. Worldwide, the leading exporters are Mexico, the Philippines and Pakistan.
The mango has become a fairly common commodity for most consumers, so it is unlikely that market increases continue to rise as they have during the last few years. A solution to increasing consumption without further reductions in price might be possible if new cultivars of improved appearance and quality environmentally friendly cultivation systems were to be developed. So I decided to grow one. I looked up how to grow one from seed, but I never found a clear description of how you would. So I improvised and tried my own way. I do have two tiny mango trees.
You will not need the pot or soil for a couple of weeks. Eat the mango any way you like but save the pit. Once you have gotten the pit out of the mango, clean it off first by eating the rest of the “meat” and the scrubbing it under a faucet. After you have dried the pit, pull out the little hairs on the side.
Keep on pulling until they rip off. After lots of pulling, you will have a hole that you should use to open the shell with. After you have it open, pull out the seed. It might look a little ugly. The seed sizes can range from the size of a quarter to the size of your palm. Once you have the seed out of the pit, wet a paper towel. Put the seed on one half of the paper towel and fold the rest on top of it.