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Elettaria cardamomum, Cardamom, Malabar Cardamom, Ceylon Cardamom

Elettaria cardamomum

Cardamom, Malabar Cardamom, Ceylon Cardamom
Family: Zingiberaceae
Origin: SW India
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantDeciduousSpice or herbEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cardamom makes an attractive addition to the subtropical landscape.

Cardamom is a principal ingredient in curry powders, and is used to flavor confectioneries, liqueurs and chewing gums.

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