Tamarind (Tamarindus indica linn.) is one of the minor fruit crops in the Philippines with a great potential for commercialization. In certain parts of the country , it is an important crop because its fruits and other parts have varied food and medicinal uses.
Tamarind has great export potential because its fruit may be processed into a number of acceptable products. But the mature and ripened tamarind fruit of the sweet type is said to be more important and expensive than when it is processed. However, the supply still does not meet the demand.
Tamarind may be propagated by seeds and asexual propagation (i.e. grafting). Propagation by seeds is not recommended because the resulting plants do not grow true-to-type.
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