TECHNIQUES OF PROPAGATION OF MANGO IN CEYLON
The popular varieties of mango grown in Ceylon such as Karutha Colomban, Vallai Columban, Parrot, Peterpassand etc. produce polyembryonic seeds. Seedling progenies of these varieties have therefore maintained a very high degree of uniformity. Production of true to type progenies from the nucellar seedlings of these poly-embryonic varieties has been the reason for over 90 per cent of the population of mango trees in this country to be grown from seedlings. Observations regarding techniques of vegetative propagation are described in the following paragraphs.