The curry tree is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree with dense, dark green leaves that have a feathery structure. It bears small, fragrant flowers arranged in clusters.
Height and Crown Width
The curry tree can reach a height of up to 6 meters and has an expansive crown.
The root system of the curry tree is well-developed and usually extends deeply into the soil.
The curry tree is native to South Asia and grows mainly in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.
Cultivation and Care
The curry tree prefers a tropical to subtropical climate. It grows best in well-draining, slightly acidic soils. It requires regular watering and should be protected from cold temperatures.
Harvest, Taste, and Use
The leaves of the curry tree are the main harvest. They can be harvested from the first year once the tree has grown sufficiently. The leaves have an intense, aromatic scent and a characteristic spicy taste, commonly used in many Indian dishes.
The leaves of the curry tree are rich in various nutrients and also contain bioactive compounds with potential health benefits. They are traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Curry trees can reproduce both by self-pollination and cross-pollination. They produce fragrant flowers that are