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Manila Tamarind

Pithecellobium dulce

a.k.a. Guayamochil, Guamachil

Pod fruit with acidic sweet pulp.

Seed Availability

Seeds are now available at our seed store.

Description

Medium sized tree up to 60ft, but sometimes much smaller.

Hardiness

Trees will survive brief frosts as well as temperatures well above 100F.

Growing Environment

Trees are very drought tolerant but also grow in areas of moderate rainfall. Grow in almost any soil type.

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Fruits are eaten raw, but commonly used in the preparation of beverages.

Native Range

Native from Southern Mexico through Colombia. Trees having naturalized in the Caribbean, Southern Florida, and tropical Asia. The tree is considered a weed in Hawaii.

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