Sweet Tamarind Trees
Live Plant With Good Root - 1 to 2 Feet Tall - Grow in 3 Gal Pot Ship in 1 Gal Pot
The tamarind, a long-lived, massive tree reaches, under favorable conditions, a height of 80 or even 100 feet with a spread of 40 feet and a trunk that can reach a circumference of 25 feet. Highly wind resistant, the strong supple branches droop gracefully at the ends are blanketed in a mass of bright green fine, feathery foliage composed of narrow 3 to 6 inch long leaves. Inconspicuous flowers are 1 inch wide with yellow petals that may have orange or red streaks. The fruit is a beanlike bulging cinnamon brown colored pod that holds within a sweet and simultaneously tart sticky paste like pulp around the seed. When ripe the outer pod skin becomes brittle and easy to crack making extraction of the dried pulp much easier. Sweet Tamarind Trees can be grown in all 50 states simply by bringing indoors before temps drop below 40 degrees and providing lots of light. Most tropical fruit trees like Sweet Tamarind Trees are very fast growing and easier to maintain than domestic fruit trees. Below are a few brief tips for successful growth both indoors and out.