Tamarind

Tamarindo indica

GROWTH CONDITIONS

  • Location: Full sun, is wind resistant. USDA zones 9b-11 outdoors. Seedlings and young trees require some protection depending on your location.
  • Spacing: 33-65 feet apart. 
  • Soil: Do best in deep, well drained soils slightly acidic, but tolerate a great range of soils. 
  • Fertilization: Young trees – 6-6-3 NPK (1/4 pound) every 2-3 months, fruit bearing trees – 8-3-9 NPK (1/2 pound) 3-4 times per year.
  • Harvest: Fruits mature in late spring to early summer.
  • Habitat: Slow-growing, evergreen tree. Can grow from 15-35 ft. Leaflets close up at night.
  • Pruning: Late winter