Thai sweet tamarind (থাই মিষ্টি তেঁতুল) is a variety of tamarind that is native to Thailand. It is known for its sweet, tangy flavor and is used in a variety of Thai dishes, such as Pad Thai and Tom Yum soup. Thai sweet tamarind is also a good source of vitamins A, C, and K.
Thai sweet tamarind trees are small to medium in size, growing up to 15 meters tall. The leaves are compound and pinnate, with 10 to 18 pairs of leaflets. The flowers are yellow and grow in clusters. The fruit is a pod that is typically 3 to 8 centimeters long and 2 to 3 centimeters wide. The pod is green when it is young and turns brown or black when it is ripe. The flesh of the pod is brown and sticky, with a sweet, tangy flavor.
Net Wt : 10 seeds
MRP : 129 TK
Thai sweet tamarind pods are typically ready to harvest 12 to 14 months after flowering. The best way to tell if a tamarind pod is ripe is to look for the following signs:
– The pod is brown or black in color.
– The pod feels soft to the touch.
– The flesh of the pod is sticky and sweet.
To harvest Thai sweet tamarind pods, simply cut them from the tree with a sharp knife. Be careful not to cut too close to the stem, as this can damage the pod.
Once harvested, Thai sweet tamarind pods can be eaten fresh, dried, or preserved. Fresh tamarind pods can be used to make tamarind sauce, tamarind paste, and tamarind candy. Dried tamarind pods can be ground into powder and used as a spice. Preserved tamarind pods can be pickled or canned.
Here are some additional tips for harvesting Thai sweet tamarind:
– Harvest Thai sweet tamarind pods in the morning when the air is cool and moist.
– Avoid harvesting Thai sweet tamarind pods after a heavy rain, as this can make them more susceptible to mold.
– Handle Thai sweet tamarind pods with care to avoid bruising.
– Store Thai sweet tamarind pods in a cool, dark place.
Additional Tips for Growing Thai Sweet Tamarind:
– Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil.
– Start Thai sweet tamarind seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost.
– Transplant Thai sweet tamarind seedlings into the garden after the last frost.
– Water Thai sweet tamarind trees regularly, especially during hot, dry weather.
– Fertilize Thai sweet tamarind trees every few weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
– Mulch around Thai sweet tamarind trees to help conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
With a little care and attention, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of Thai sweet tamarind from your own garden.