Tamarind “Mkwaju” (Tamarindus indica), potted tree, organic–TOP SIZE!


Family:  Legume (Fabaceae)

Zones 10 to 12

Tropical hardwood.  Protect from frost.  Stately tree that bears the fruity pods, sweet/sour, a stomachic, culinary and beverage ingredient.  The pulp of the pods is high in tartaric acid and pectin and is used as a natural food stabilizer.  It is a good source of Niacin, calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine and riboflavin.  The tamarind pod is a highly significant food in the African continent.  Seeds are quite large. Tree prefers full sun and dry to mesic soils. Our stock are currently in 3-gallon pots.  We suggest potting up to 5-gal pots and greenhousing or transplanting outside (Z 10-12) on receipt.  Space trees 30 feet apart.



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