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Tropical / Sri Lankan mango (Mangifera zeylanica)

Sri Lankan mango (Mangifera zeylanica) Sri Lankan mango (Mangifera zeylanica) Sri Lankan mango (Mangifera zeylanica)
Sri Lankan mango (Mangifera zeylanica) Sri Lankan mango (Mangifera zeylanica) Sri Lankan mango (Mangifera zeylanica)
Sri Lankan mango (Mangifera zeylanica)
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The Sri Lanka mango is a rare wild mango species which is not cultivated and found only in Sri Lanka. The mangoes are deliciously juicy and have a sweet taste.

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Family: Anacardiaceae
Scientific name: Mangifera zeylanica
Common name: Sri Lanka mango
Origin: Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka mango is a rare wild mango species which is not cultivated and found only in Sri Lanka. The mangoes are deliciously juicy and have a sweet taste. They can grow to about 7 cm and turn from green to yellow-red when ripe. They only have their sweet taste when they are ripe, so it is important to wait for that. The fruits that the locals in Sri Lanka eat are mainly harvested from wild trees. This is because the species is not kept on plantations, as is the case with the common mango (Mangifera indica). Its natural populations are small, scattered and unfortunately threatened by logging. 

It is the tallest mango species in the world with a maximum height of about 35 meters. However, we can keep the species as a house or tub plant, limiting its size. Pruning would also be possible. The temperature is best kept above 10 deg C, although slightly colder nights are not immediately a problem. Ensure a well-drained soil, regular watering and a sunny location. The species is self-pollinating, but it is not yet clear how easily the plant can fruit in a pot.

Sowing description: Remove the fibrous shell from the seed and sow directly into sowing and cutting soil. Keep the soil constantly slightly moist and let it germinate at 25-30grC. Germination within a few weeks. 

Sowing time: Whole year
Difficulty: Intermediate
Minimum temperature: 10 degrees Celsius

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