I've been interested lately in growing fruit trees, but my local nursery didn't have any mango trees for sale. Later, while enjoying mango, inspiration struck and after a little internet research, I was convinced that I could start a tree from a mango seed/pit/stone. I don't know of this new tree will ever bear fruit, but it's been fun to start.
My ultimate plan is to keep the tree small (6-8 feet) by regular pruning and keep it in a container that I can bring indoors over the cold winter months. With any luck, it will eventually bear fruit...we'll see.
Step 1: Eat Your Mango
I'm sure there are a hundred ways to cut a mango - The pictures show my own preferred method - but anything that gets the pit from the middle works for now. One the pit is out, get as much of the mango flesh off as possible. I find it easiest to gently scrape it with a knife and rinse regularly.