Tamarindus indica


In Stock: 8.678 lb (Total:8.678lb)
  • Tamarindus indica

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8.68 lb


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Cut (Full Seed)
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8.68 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in sulfuric or nitric acid for 30 minutes and wash under cold water for 5-10 minutes
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Tamarind is a versatile and valuable plant that has been cultivated around the world for its many uses. The tree produces pod-like fruit with an edible pulp that is used in cuisines globally, from Indian curries to Mexican beverages. The leaves are also a popular ingredient in Indian cuisine, while the seeds can be used to extract tamarind seed oil. The wood of the tree is used in woodworking, and the pulp has been traditionally used in medicine and metal polish. Tamarind is indigenous to tropical Africa and is now cultivated around the world in tropical and subtropical zones. It is a long-lived tree that can grow up to 18 meters in height and has a dense foliage. The fruit of the tree is high in tartaric acid, sugar, and calcium and has a sweet and sour taste. It is used in chutneys, curries, and rice dishes, as well as in Western sauces like Worcestershire and HP. Tamarind seed oil is also used in the manufacture of industrial gums and adhesives. Overall, tamarind is a valuable and versatile plant that has played an important role in cuisines and industries around the world.

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