Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)
Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)

Regular price $16.95
17 in stock

Live Tamarind Tree Seedling, Tart 
Ships in 100% Biodegradable Coconut Fiber Planter

Another one of our absolute favorite fruits!  Tamarind is adapted to a wide range of growing conditions and grows exceedingly well and effortlessly in Florida, especially in the south. 

Tamarind is a leguminous tree native to tropical Africa.  Tamarind trees can obtain impressive heights, reaching anywhere from 30-100 feet tall in the right habitat.  However, Tamarind trees are also highly prized Bonsai specimen and can be pruned and maintained at impressively small sizes as well.

Tamarind fruit is actually a long seedpod that can grow to be 12 inches in length.  The pulp within the seedpod is tart and sweet.  It is popularly used to make chutneys (yum!), candies, salsas, sauces, flavor cocktails, etc. Tamarinds are available at markets in both sweet and tart varieties but are fairly expensive supermarket items.  Grow your own Tamarind trees and enjoy your own bounty of deliciously tart Tamarinds each season.

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Can I pick up my order at the nursery? 
Use code LOCALPICKUP at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time HERE. If the appointment is confirmed, you're good to go.  If it is denied, we will ask you to reschedule and provide an alternative day/time.  There are no same day pickups.  

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.  During the Spring and Summer, processing/shipping can take up to 4 weeks.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico
Sow Exotic now ships almost all of our fruiting and medicinal plants to Hawaii and Puerto Rico!  Plants will ship bare root every Monday through Wednesday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  No heat packs necessary. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut:
Can't ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana
Can't ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passionfruit
All the other cool stuff: good to go! 🌈 🌿📦📪 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: Spring, Summer. Fruit may be left on the tree up to 6 months after maturity.

Mature Size: 30+ feet, can take excessive pruning in the summer. Prized Bonsai specimen.

Soil & Moisture: Rich well-draining soil. Thrives in neutral, gritty, clay, even saline soils. Once established, tamarind trees can withstand periods of drought.

Exposure: Full Sun, Light Shade, Part Shade 


Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11, need protection from frost. 

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.

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