Plant Care: How to Grow Tamarind

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+ ft.

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.

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade


Growth Rate

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+