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
Step 2: Cut Open the Pit
I used a heavy chefs knife to cut the stem end off the pit. Please be careful! It takes a fair bit of force to cut through.
Step 4: Prepare Your Pot
Place the seed on the soil, and cover with another 2-3 inches then water well to fully saturate the soil.
Step 5: Wait and Wait
Once Fredrich had sprouted, I transplanted him to a larger container. While I did that, I gently removed some soil and you can see that the trunk is growing out of one end of the seed and the root is growing out of the other. I can't see the original stem, so I'm not sure which end is which.