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Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind

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Vangueria madagascariensis
Family: Rubiaceae
Spanish Tamarind
Origin: Africa, Madagascar
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
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The ripe fruit pulp is edible and has a pleasant chocolate-like flavour. It is locally grown, and is generally eaten fresh.

Vangueria madagascariensis can be grown in poor grounds, and can withstand occasional droughts.


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Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind

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Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind

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Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind

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Vangueria madagascariensis, Spanish Tamarind

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Mariceli Fuentes
BARRANQUITAS, PR
USDA Zone:USA
31 Mar 2017
Esta fruta en Puerto Rico le llaman Nispero o tamarindo americano. Y no sabe a chocolate como aqui indica, ni se asemeja el sabor. Su sabor en uno dulce, muy parecido al tamarindo regular pero no agrio.


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