Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉) 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 15-25 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 20-35 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Year to Bear:
- Fruits 1st Year!
- Botanical Name:
- Tamarindus Indica
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, DC
Harvest tons of sweet and tart fruit
The Tamarind Tree is a landscaping favorite because this tree has a unique vase shape and a thick canopy filled with pairs of leaves that give it an exotic look. In the winter, pale green flowers emerge, adding bursts of color to the landscape before turning into tan seedpods.
The tan pods contain an edible fruit pulp that’s juicy, sweet and tangy. The pods have thin shells so you can go out to your tree daily during the summer and crack open a few pods for a rich and refreshing snack.
Tamarinds are most popular for eating fresh, but they are also used in a variety of culinary dishes all over the world. Tamarinds are used to flavor jams and sauces like BBQ sauce. The sweet yet tart flavors complement meats, stir-fries and curry well. It’s also popular to flavor homemade beverages and to make desserts like ice cream.
When snacking on Tamarind flesh it’s like eating candy, but it’s actually extremely healthy. Tamarind flesh is full of vitamin A, vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, iron, zinc, fiber and more to naturally boost your immune system and keep you regular.
If you live outside of the Tamarind’s recommended growing zones 9-11, place your tree in a container and keep it indoors during the colder months. This tropical tree variety will brighten up any room of the house while flowering and fruiting.
The Tamarind is low maintenance and easy to care for when planted in the ground or in a container. They’re drought tolerant and will grow in areas with a lot of humidity. Tamarinds are strong trees that will thrive in coastal areas with their high level of wind resistance and salt tolerance.
Tamarind Tree Pollination
Tamarind Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Tamarind Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Awesome tree doing well plenty of green. I may get another to plant near this one. Filling my yard with trees of all types on my half of acre. I wish I had more land.
I love my tamarind. I've had it for quite a few months now and it was a little rough at first but it has branched out beautifully. I am in south Texas and since it's a young tree it gets water pretty much every day. It has a nice healthy canopy and I look foreword to it fruiting soon!
Doing OK so far
I live in Southern California so my poor Tamarind had to survive transit all the way across the country to get to my house. Which it did although I'm sure it didn't exactly enjoy the experience. I had expected that the tree would take off like a rocket once planted in the ground ... but it turns out that Tamarinds aren't really that fast-growing after all. Mindful that you should not artificially fertilize a young tree for the first year after planting it (to avoid over-growth which may cause excessive die-back later down the road) I have held off on the nitrogen just using compost water for now. The tree is doing fine and will eventually start to grow new foliage- but for the moment it's just chilling taking its time. Sometime you can't rush nature.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|