Manila Tamarind, Camachile (Pithecellobium dulce)

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Manila Tamarind is a really interesting looking medium-sized evergreen leguminous tree in the pea family. The fruits, or bean pods, are rich in Vitamin C.  They're bright pink in color, can be eaten fresh, and are often made into a sweet start drink similar to lemonade. The plant is Nitrogen fixing, drought tolerant, salt tolerant, and can grow in most types of soil. It's native India, and the Pacific Coast and adjacent highlands of Mexico, Central America, and northern South America.

Plant Type:
Evergreen Fruiting Tree

Harvest Season:
Spring

Mature Size:
Up to 60 ft. tall

Soil & Moisture: 
Rich, well-draining soil.
Salt tolerant.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 10a-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Grown from seed, ready to harvest within1-2 years. 

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