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. This short-lived seed is delivered as soon as it is ripe and should be planted immediately upon receipt. We partially dehydrate the berries and ship that way, then to plant you squeeze the seeds out of the berry and plant immediately in warm, fast-draining mix, in the light. Water only when surface becomes completely dry. Germ. in 10 to 20 days.The plant must be protected from frost, and is a reasonable choice for outdoor cultivation in Southern California, the Gulf Coast, Florida and of course Hawaii and other tropical places. Otherwise, it does well as a container plant, kept indoors during the cold months.
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 allowed to shrivel slightly, kept out at room temperature for one or two weeks. Once the berry shrivels, we can squeeze it gently to confirm presence of one or two seeds inside. We ship shriveled berries only. 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.
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