Depending on the space available, you can grow mangoes in an urban setting.
A single mango tree can produce enough fruits per season for a family of six. It does not take a lot of space.
A grafted mango seedling costs between sh2,500 to sh4,000 in most nurseries.
If you can spare three square feet in your compound to plant a mango tree, you will be looking forward to every mango season.
If you look after it well, regularly watering and spraying it against pests and diseases, and adding fertilizers, you and your family will enjoy fresh mangoes every season.
A little manure in the pit will make it grow faster. There are mangoes varieties on the market that can give up to 500 fruits per year, when mature.
A well looked after grafted mango starts giving fruits at nine months.
However, you need to keep removing the early fruits, until the tree develops a sizeable canopy, which is strong enough to hold the fruits.
It takes about three years to get a good canopy.