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Propagating Curry Leaf Tree

Post  Mad Gnome on Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:15 am

I have a lovely specimen of curry leaf tree. It has now several berries on it and I was wondering how long to wait till I can harvest them for seeds? I plucked 3 very black, soft berries and squeezed out the seed, but the seed was very very small. How big should it be? How long shall I wait? How else can I get more trees? Cuttings? Is that possible?

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Re: Propagating Curry Leaf Tree

Post  Raymondo on Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:59 am

The seeds should fill the fruit, more or less, with one seed per fruit from memory. I haven't grown them from seed but I sent some to Blossom and I think she may have sown them. Not sure of the results. I see no reason why they wouldn't germinate. The plant suckers readily, at least mine does and the suckers can be grown, but of course there is usually a bit of root attached. I feel sure that it would grow readily from cuttings. For semi-hardwood cuttings, now is a good time. Autumn is when we do most of our cuttings at the nursery. If you find yourself short of seed, I have quite a bit so just holler.

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Post  Blossom on Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:37 am

Mine germinated but I think they got overwatered and karked it.
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Post  The Estate on Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:38 am

That is one plant I really need to get as I cook a lot of Sri Lankan food and love my Indian curries as well Very Happy
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Post  Mad Gnome on Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:40 am

Thanks, Ray. In that case, I squeezed the fruit too soon, as the seed was minuscule. Will wait a bit longer. But I may try to strike some cuttings now.

I did get seeds from you last year, or the year before, but I wasn't successful. So I shall try cuttings first. Thank you. Smile

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