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Frog Valley Farm

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Thai sweet pink Tamarind ripening?
« on: February 08, 2019, 03:58:51 PM »
We got our first decent crop of Tamarinds. Anybody know when and how to tell about when they are ripe?


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Re: Thai sweet pink Tamarind ripening?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2019, 06:09:13 PM »
Hello,

   To me in the past when I eat Tamarind, when you squeeze the shell it crack. That may be too ripe for you. When almost ripe it should have space between shell and the meat. The meat shrink as it ripens.

I like it when it almost ripe as it is sweet and a sour.

Vincent.
 

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Re: Thai sweet pink Tamarind ripening?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 10:24:04 PM »
You can wait till you see kids knocking them down with sticks or until what vincenton said.

Lory

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Re: Thai sweet pink Tamarind ripening?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 09:26:33 AM »
Tamarind fruits can stay on the tree even 6 months after ripening without getting spoiled.
Anyway, when the shell cracks easily at finger pressure they are ready.
By the way, how old is your tree? is it grafted?
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Re: Thai sweet pink Tamarind ripening?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 11:44:00 AM »
Thanks everyone for the information.  Our tree was a  1ft. grafted tree when bought from Excalibur about 7 years ago.  When we bought our current farm I decided to dig it up and transplant it here as it was still quite small.  This was 3 years 5 mos. ago.  Itís about 8í -10 tall and wide.  This is its second fruiting but last year all two fruit dropped before ripening.  It has been flowering for more than six years.  This year there is considerably more fruit and they seem to be holding.  This has been a very low maintenance tree that doesnít get any extra water.  I hope itís what we bought.

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Re: Thai sweet pink Tamarind ripening?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 03:30:16 PM »
I wish you a huge goodluck, as i see it's quite slow at bearing fruits considering it's a grafted tree.
Lorenzo

 

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