Tamarind Tree - Tamarindus indica

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The Tamarind tree most likely originated in Tropical Africa and although widely grown India is the largest producer of Tamarind. The Tamarind tree is leguminous tree and produces a pod containing seeds that is surrounded by an edible reddish brown pulp that is uniquely sweet / sour and quite delicious.

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Tamarind Tree - Tamarindus indica

The Tamarind tree most likely originated in Tropical Africa and although widely grown India is the largest producer of Tamarind.

The Tamarind tree is leguminous tree and produces a pod containing seeds that is surrounded by an edible reddish brown pulp that is uniquely sweet / sour and quite delicious.  

This pulp can be enjoyed from the ripe pods or scrapped out to use in many different cuisines, curries, chutneys and sweets.

The Tamarind is a beautiful spreading tree with a dense, lush foliage and will reach up to 12-18 metres in the right conditions.  

As a tropical tree it is frost sensitive but it does have a high resistance to dought and salt spray so will suit frost free coastal positions.  

It prefers an acidic soil, clay, loan or sandy.

The Tamarind is both beautiful and productive.

Established seedling trees approx 30cm tall