What is the vegetative propagation of mango?

What is the vegetative propagation of mango?

Mango cultivars are propagated vegetatively by such methods as grafting, budding or air layering. Seedling stocks can be grafted in 6-8 months if fertilized and irrigated regularly. Grafting is a form of side graft or cleft graft, with the side wedges method being most frequently used and most successful.

What is commercial propagation of mango?

The method of inarching or approach grafting is quite cumbersome and time consuming, but it is still the leading method for commercial propagation of mango plants. These seedlings are either grown in pots or under the mother plant from which the grafts are to be prepared.

Can mango be propagated by stem cutting?

The mango tree can be grown from cuttings taken from a healthy mango tree. However, growing a mango tree from stem cuttings has a low success rate. A mango tree can easily be grown from a seed with a very high success rate.

Which type of grafting is done in mango?

A wide range of graft types can be used on mangoes, but the two most common are the whip and the cleft or wedge graft. The whip graft is used widely by nursery operators and other highly experienced operators, while the wedge graft is used by most other grafters. Both grafts are quite easy to do.

What is the rootstock used in mango propagation?

In India and Mexico, monoembryonic seedlings are generally used as rootstocks. Polyembryonic ‘Turpentine’ seedlings are used as rootstocks in Florida. Either polyembryonic ‘Saber’ or ’13-1′ seedlings are used as rootstocks in Israel. In Australia, ‘Kensington’ seedlings are used as rootstock.

How do you propagate mango seeds?


  1. Soak the seed in a cup of water for 24 hours.
  2. Moisten a paper towel.
  3. Place the seed and paper towel inside a sandwich bag, and store the seed in a warm place.
  4. Monitor the seed’s progress every few days, watching for sprouts.
  5. Plant the seed in potting soil, making sure not to cover the new leaves.

Can I propagate a mango tree?

Mango tree propagation may be accomplished by either planting seeds or through the grafting of mango trees. When propagating by seed, trees take longer to produce fruit and are more difficult to manage than those that have been grafted, thus mango tree grafting is the preferred method of propagation.