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Tamarindus indica – Tamarind (plant)


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Tamarindus indica is a leguminous tree (family Fabaceae) bearing edible fruit that is indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is monotypic, meaning that it contains only this species. The tamarind tree produces pod-like fruit that contains a brown, edible pulp used in cuisines around the world. The pulp is also used in traditional medicine and as a metal polish. The tree’s wood can be used for woodworking and tamarind seed oil can be extracted from the seeds. Tamarind’s tender young leaves are used in Indian cuisine, especially in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Because tamarind has multiple uses, it is cultivated around the world in tropical and subtropical zones. From Wikipedia.

Care and Cultivation of Tamarindus indica

A tall tree in habitat but will be smaller under open growing conditions or kept in a pot. Grows well in tropical and subtropical environments. Outside of this in warm or cold temperate climates it would need to be protected during the colder months. Likes good drainage and adequate moisture.

1 plant (seed grown)


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