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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained

Description

Tamarindus genus. This genus consists of one species of tall, slow-growing, evergreen tree. It produces bean-like pods, which contain large seeds which are encased in an edible, sweet, fibrous pulp. This pulp has a high tartaric acidic content, which is cooked and strained to produce a tart-sweet syrup that is used to make a refreshing drink in the Middle East.

Characteristics

Evergreens

Interest and use

Grown for its edible fruits and overall appearance as well as for shade.

Cultivation

They are frost-tender min (15-18C) trees which will need a tropical climate and sunny position, when established they will tolerate drought and exposed positions.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed, cuttings or by air layering in spring.

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