Tamarind tree grow and care – tree of the genus Tamarindus also known as Tamarindus indica, Tamarind tree perennial evergreen in cold weather become deciduous plant, grow for the edible fruits also used as ornamental plant and can grow as bonsai tree, grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ and possible to grow with right overwinter care in hardiness zone 10a

Leaves color green, the leaves shape bi-pinnate.

Flower color yellow with red veins the buds are red.

Tamarind tree fruits

Fruit grow in pods, the color of the peel is brown the inner color of the purple-brown, taste of the fruits remind Date palm.

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How to grow Tamarind tree growing and care:

How to grow:
For bearing good quality of fruit need more than 7C but can survive frost, prefer high humidity, to keep moist soil

How to care:
Rich soil, mulch (dead leaves or other organic parts)

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Air layer

Is it necessary to graft in Tamarind?
Yes, grafted tree is important because sometimes the pod can be really small

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Hard to pick the fruit

Planting season:
Spring in hardiness zone 10a, spring to summer in hardiness zone 10b, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 11 and all the year in hardiness zone 12+.

Pests and diseases:
Ants, aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Branch that going down, recommend to cut the branches when it young high density

Size of the plant:
4-10 m, 12-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant (indoor)?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
No, it’s possible to grow but high chance that will never bear fruits

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Yellow with red veins the buds are red

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Tamarind fruits?
Eat raw, jams, dry, fruits leather

Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick the fruit up

How long does it take to bear fruit?
4-6 years

How to grow tamarind from seed

Sowing requirement:
Rich soil, soak the seeds in water for 24 hours

Saving and care seeds until sowing:
Dry and dark location

Sowing season:
Spring to summer will better and possible in hardiness zone in 12 all years

How to plant:
Better to use fresh seeds, use vermiculite to keep the moist of the soil, possible to sow indoor in the winter in colder climate

Planting spacing:
Better in different pots, directly in the location 5*4m (15*12 feet)

Depth of Sowing:
2-5cm (1-2 inches)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Sunny location in high humidity don’t let the soil dry

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Germination time:
1-3 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, high humidity,

Scientific name:

Tamarindus indica

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Edible plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
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

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