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Botanical name: Tamarindus indica

Crown and root system: This is a conditional deciduous shade tree with an extensive and non-aggressive root system.

Growing regions: Areas where there is no chance of frost.

Fruit and ripening date: The fruit ripens during the summer months.  The fruit is pod-like with seeds inside that can be crushed to produce a sweet-sour pulp that is considered to be the basis of Asiatic cuisine.  The tree cannot easily yield fruit in Israel’s growing conditions.

Planting in a container: Cannot be planted in a container.

Recommended planting season: All year round.

Good to know:
Tamarind pulp is used in India to remove stains from silver due to its tartaric acid content.

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