Cold hardy, heat tolerant Mango?


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Sometime around May or June (give or take a few weeks), I planted a couple of Mango seeds.
Since then, all of them but one died due to the extreme weathers we have had this year in terms of record highs and high average temperatures in Round Rock, Texas.

However, there was one that has survived and is doing what I think is quite well relative to other Mango seeds I have planted in the past.

This particular Mango has spent it's entire lifetime potted outside with basically no kind of protection other than a little bit or wind resistance due to the structure of the home. Most of the damage that I have encountered was actually due to the scorching heat and being directly in sunlight from sun up to sun down. There were also a few instances where I was out of town, and the Mango leaves dried up a bit because it was not watered for two weeks.

Additionally, the top two or so nodes of the Mango has died from the cold.

I actually purchased a 2yr old (roughly) Mango tree from my local Home Depot, and it has since died !

According to AccuWeather, January, February has had a low of 32. While I know this is a temperature that a Mango could withstand for a short period of time, this Mango is only a few months old, and has withstood the extended hours of cold.

What I wanted to know. is this actually something normal for Mango trees to withstand, or could I have gotten lucky with a seed that is more tolerant of heat and cold?
 

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Long time, no see! :)

Sometime around May or June (give or take a few weeks), I planted a couple of Mango seeds.
Since then, all of them but one died due to the extreme weathers we have had this year in terms of record highs and high average temperatures in Round Rock, Texas.

However, there was one that has survived and is doing what I think is quite well relative to other Mango seeds I have planted in the past.

This particular Mango has spent it's entire lifetime potted outside with basically no kind of protection other than a little bit or wind resistance due to the structure of the home. Most of the damage that I have encountered was actually due to the scorching heat and being directly in sunlight from sun up to sun down. There were also a few instances where I was out of town, and the Mango leaves dried up a bit because it was not watered for two weeks.

Additionally, the top two or so nodes of the Mango has died from the cold.

I actually purchased a 2yr old (roughly) Mango tree from my local Home Depot, and it has since died !

According to AccuWeather, January, February has had a low of 32. While I know this is a temperature that a Mango could withstand for a short period of time, this Mango is only a few months old, and has withstood the extended hours of cold.

What I wanted to know. is this actually something normal for Mango trees to withstand, or could I have gotten lucky with a seed that is more tolerant of heat and cold?
You might have gotten lucky but it's doubtful. Mangos can withstand a couple of hours of 24F-26F and a few hours of 32F. The best high temperatures for mangos is about 90F and can withstand temperatures up to about 110F. The heat damage you received wasn't from the temperature it was from being in a black plastic container in the heat. It cooked the roots. Change to a white container or shade the black and you'll be ok. Just remember that a mango has a real tap root and can easily become root bound.
 

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