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Tamarindus indica, Tamarind, Sampalok

Tamarindus indica

Tamarind, Sampalok
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Tropical Africa & South Asia
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Varieties: Tart and Sweet. Season: Late Spring. A graceful tree with racemes of pea-like flowers. Large spreading habit. Easy to grow, wind resistant. Tart fruit is preferred by Islanders and sweet fruit is preferred by Asians. Tamarinds are grown as ornamental shade and street trees, and for the edible pods. The pods are fed to livestock, and the pulp within the pods is used to make beverages, curries, chutneys and sauces. Also Eaten fresh, in candies and and relishes. See article about tamarind.




SAYED Hyderabad,AndhraPradesh,India23 Apr 2012
Sir,

I would like to purchase the Sweet Tamrind Tree`s and plant in my garden, India.

Please let me know the price and mode of delivery of the same.

regs,
SAYED
+91-7702000924
Guest USDA Zone:8a4 May 2005
In India they call it Imli/Chintapandu; This is added to curries/pickles/sambhar(tangy gravy/soups)..and the leaves are also used for chutneys/dals; in ancient indian medicine it has known usage; also a preservative; It is amzing that I see a tree being carried here....Kudos!!
rehna Jersey city, NJ, USA4 Jan 2005
This is primarily used in indian cooking as a souring agent. Al so used in sweet chutneys. Where it is boiled in water along with dates.
ludette Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila14 Apr 2004
We call this fruit SAMPALOC (SAMPALOK). Souring ingredient for many of our dishes. Even the young leaves are mixed with the dish. KNORR SAMPALOK flavored cubes are made from this plant


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/tamarindus_indica.htm

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