Seeds are collected from high yielding and regular bearing trees. Seeds are extracted after soaking the fruits overnight in water and rubbing them in a sieve and washing with clean water. The seeds are ready for sowing after drying them in shade.
Nursery beds of 1.2 m width are prepared with light soil incorporated with organic matter or a mixture of sand and coir dust or coir dust alone. After sowing, the beds are mulched to hasten germination. Dried leaves, paper and damp sacks are used as mulches.
Germination takes place 15 days after sowing. After three weeks, the seedlings may be transferred to polybags