Tamarindus indica

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Tamarind Tree  5 seeds 

Tamarindus indica is one of the most famous trees of the tropics. The large bean pods have edible flesh around the seeds, the pods can be cooked as a vegetable when young and even the bark is edible. The fruit is high in Vitamin C and cultivated all over the world. Before you get too excited though they are large trees not fruiting until 7 or 8 years old but the small trees with their soft downy attractive leaves make a good pot plant for a frost free environment. Now for the interesting news. The trees will tolerate cooler wetter conditions (similar to our summer climate) and will even take a slight frost (1 or 2 degrees C below freezing when mature)