Bael grow and care – tree of the genus Aegle also known as Bael fruit or Aegle marmelos, Bael perennial evergreen to semi deciduous plant also used as ornamental plant, shade tree and use as medical plant, possible to grow it as bonsai plant, after few years the tree can be drought tolerant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Leaves color green in elliptic shape, the leaves can be edible when young.
Flower color yellow, the flowers small and have 4 petals.
Fruit color light green to brown in egg, round or pear shape the taste is sweet sour and the size it’s 7-15 cm.
Alternative name: Bili tree, Aegle marmelos, Bengal quince, Stone apple, Wood apple, Indian bael
Bilva tree for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow Bael tree – growing and care:
Well-drained soil, when tree young need to fertilize four times a year in tropical in colder area three times spring, early summer and end of the summer
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seedling / Seed / Air layering – better to start in this method because it will produce fruits faster than seeds No, if want better fruits need to graft Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Difficulties or problems when growing Very slow growing tree Spring, to autumn, in hardiness zone 9-10a in spring, 10b-11 spring to autumn and in hardiness zone 12+ all year Planting season: Aphids Pests and diseases: Pruning season: Winter How to prune : Just for design 5-10 m, 15-30 feet Size of the plant? Slow growing, it’s takes it few years until it started to grow faster Growth speed in optimal condition: Small amount of water / Average amount of water Water requirement: Full Sun / Half Shade (when the tree young better full sun) Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No, only possible as bonsai Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers Blooming information Spring Bloom season: General information about the flower Yellow small flowers and have 4 petals. Edible Fruit Harvest fruit season: Autumn to winter Fruits pests or diseases: Birds What can be done with big quantities of Bael fruits? Juice, dry fruit, toffee, eat raw Work requirements on the fruit: Just collect the fruit 5-10 years How long does it take to bear fruit? Edible leaves Spring / Summer Leaves harvesting season: Young leaves, better to start to harvest after the plant start to bear fruit at least few years How to harvest the leaves? Leaves oval and when young tender and edible after this possible to eat but structure less good Information about leaves: Cooked Uses of Indian Bael leaves: How to grow Bilva tree from seed Rich soil with organic matter, well-drained soil Sowing requirement: Dark dry location in room temperature Saving seeds until sowing: Spring to summer Sowing season: Better in separate pots Planting spacing: 2-3cm (~1 inches) from the top of the seeds Depth of Sowing: Moist soil, Conditions for seeds germinate: Average amount of water and don’t let them dry Watering requires for Seeds: 1-3 months Germination time: Water them regularly and protect them from winds Condition of seedling: Scientific name:
Blooming Seasons Edible Parts Culinary uses Flower colors Climate Desert Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate Tropics Climate Harvest Season Ornamental parts Ornamental leaves Ornamental plant Plant growing speed Average growing plants Slow growing plants Plant life-form Deciduous Evergreen Perennial plant Tree Plant Uses Bonsai Edible plants Ornamental plants Shade tree Planting Season Autumn Planting Spring Planting Summer planting Winter planting Plants sun exposure Full sun Plants Part shade Plants Watering plants Regularly water Small amounts of water Hardiness zone Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 12 Hardiness zone 13 Hardiness zone 9