How To Sprout a Mango X Jenny Harrington Jenny Harrington has been a freelance writer since 2006. Her published articles have appeared in various print and online publications. Previously, she owned her own business, selling handmade items online, wholesale and at crafts fairs. Harrington's specialties include small business information, crafting, decorating and gardening. View my portfolio By Jenny Harrington, eHow Contributor Mango fruit encases a large seed. Mangoes grow on tropical evergreen trees that can grow up to 100 feet in their native climate. As potted plants, however, they grow much shorter. The mango fruit surrounds a large seed that is sealed inside a hard husk. Mangoes grow true from seed, making it possible to plant them from fruit purchased at the market. The seed grows into a small plant or tree that makes an attractive houseplant or outdoor potted plant. In time, the tree may even produce its own mango fruit.