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Germination of

Tamarindus indica

Tamarind: Indian Date, Sweet Tamarind, Tamarindo, Tamarindus Indica

Tamarindus indica

Tamarindus indica seeds require scarification to break dormancy and encourage germination. Scarification is a process of scratching or nicking the seed coat to allow moisture to penetrate. Tamarindus indica, also known as the tamarind tree, is a tropical plant that can be propagated from seeds. The seeds should be soaked in water for 24 hours prior to planting to soften the hard outer shell. Plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mix and cover with a thin layer of soil. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged and maintain a temperature between 25-30�C (77-86�F) until the seeds germinate, which can take up to several weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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