To grow a mamey tree, start by germinating a seed from a ripe fruit. Place the seed between two wooden boards, and press on the top one until a hairline crack appears in the seed. Place about 1/2 inch of well-draining soilless potting mix, put the seed in the center, place a layer of mix on top of the seed and water the container. Keep the container in partial shade, and water the plant regularly.Continue Reading
Once germination occurs, which should be about 40 to 70 days after planting the seed, continue watering the plant regularly. Once the roots begin to fill the 1-gallon container, gradually move the pot into full sun. Once the roots reach the bottom of the container, move the plant to a 3-gallon container. Keep the growing plant away from cold, and fertilize it several times a year with a fruit tree formulation product.
If you live in an area where the weather is warm all year, transfer the plant to the soil outdoors once the 3-gallon pot is too small. If you want to keep growing the plant in a pot, transfer it to a 5-gallon pot. When transferring the plant outside, make sure that the chosen location is warm and the soil is well-drained. Place the tree in a hole that is four times as wide as the container and three times as deep. Fill the rest of the space in the hole with soil.Learn more about Trees & Bushes