Curry Leaf Tree (Murraya koenigii) packet of 5 seeds, organic (USA ONLY)
Family: Rue (Rutaceae)
Hardy to Zones 10 to 12
(Black Neem, Sweet Neem) Tropical to sub-tropical deciduous tree to 18 feet, native to Southern India. The pinnate leaves are handsome, as are the small, white, fragrant flowers that give way to clusters of black berries. Traditional use (Ayurveda): as a spicily aromatic culinary herb, stir-fried as a base for curries. Also as a medicinal herb: upset stomach, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. Plant prefers tropical sun to part shade, fast-draining soils and regular watering. Best in tropical humidity but possible as an indoor plant or patio plant brought in for the winter. This short-lived seed is delivered as soon as it is ripe and should be planted immediately upon receipt. To plant you squeeze the seeds out of the berry, allow to dry slightly overnight, then plant in warm, fast-draining mix, in the light. Water only when surface becomes completely dry. Germ. in 10 to 20 days. Space trees 10 to 15 feet apart.
5 seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown
Note: Curry leaf seeds have no testa (seed coat) and are very short-lived and liable to damage once removed from the fruit. Therefore, we have learned to ship these seeds in this manner: The ripe berries are picked from the tree and shipped fresh. Upon receipt, remove the berries from the packet and squeeze each berry. The seed will slip out easily. Allow the seed to dry overnight and plant the next day, buried about 1/2 inch deep in fast-draining potting soil in a gallon pot, a deep flat or other suitable container. Tamp securely. Do not use paper towels or peat pots. Keep the planting in a warm, bright place (a solar greenhouse is best) and the seed will germinate and grow. Germination takes 10 to 20 days. It is common to attain 100% germination on curry leaf tree seeds. No replacements or refunds on curry leaf tree seeds. Available inside the USA only.