Indian Almond Tree

Terminalia catappa

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Also known as the Sea Almond or Tropical Almond, it is common throughout SE Asia, growing wild as well as cultivated for its striking features and tasty nut. A deciduous tree it can shed its leaves twice a year. In Autumn the leaves turn into colours of red, copper, gold. This tree has a characteristic pagoda shape because it sends out a single stem from the top center. When the single stem reaches a good height, it sends out several horizontal branches. It can get very large reaching 30m in ideal conditions. The fruits are almond-shaped and green turning brown to purple when ripe. The fibrous shell surrounds an edible nut. This shell helps the fruit to float as the seed is dispersed by water. The nuts are edible, taste very much like almonds, although it can be a challenge to remove the flesh from the hard stone. The Sea Almond can be eaten raw. Oil extracted from the dried nuts is edible and used in cooking. Recommended for Tropical climates as it is cold sensitive, but is wind, salt and drought tolerant.

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Specifications of Indian Almond Tree

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March

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Indian Almond Tree Reviews & Tips

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Faizan khan
1y ago

Karachi, Sindh

Indian Almond Tree

Very beaitiful tree ... beautiful leaves very hardy plant place in full sun .. seeds to fruit time period 5+years... In pakistan called (Laal badaam tree)

G Handley
2y ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Indian Almond Tree

The dried leaves are popular in the shrimp keeping hobby. Used to lower pH and provide beneficial bacteria to aid the health of shrimp

Bob Coonan
2y ago

Kippa-ring , Queen, Australia

Indian Almond Tree

I have grown Indian almond trees in Redcliffe QLD AUSIt takes a good 3 months to germinate in our cooler climate

Khin Maung Nyane
3y ago

Falls Church, VA, Australia, Australia

Indian Almond Tree

In Burma (Myanmar), these are widely known as Bandar ( or Baadan in some areas) and are grown mostly for shade. Some crack the fruits to eat the seeds for fun but not on a commercial scale.

John Glen P. Seniel
3y ago

City Of Mati, PHIL.

Indian Almond Tree

We used this trees in restocking the coastal strips of Davao Oriental which are barren of mangrove forests.

Damilola
5y ago

Lekki, LAGOS

Indian Almond Tree

It is called Fruit or Elebobo in Nigeria. The tree usually provides shade and tasty fruit for people to eat. Inside the fruit, there is a nut that's tough to remove but can be used for several things.

Kurt Schaefer
5y ago

Carnarvon , WA, Australia

Indian Almond Tree

In Malaysia this tree grows at beaches with branches rnging out over the water. Humans and monkeys using them as dive boards.

S. Hoke
5y ago

Manly, NSW, Australia

Indian Almond Tree

Known as "Telie" in Tonga, The new leaves & bark are used for medicinal purposes,the outside of the fruit is eaten when ripe, the nuts are delicious and the shells are dried and used as firewood when camping, also, under the scorching sun- perfect shade.

Andres Fernandes
6y ago

Roxana, LI

Indian Almond Tree

I read that the seeds survive in ocean water for long periods and that the plant is spreading naturally to beaches in many new places. A good thing to prevent erosion. It is common on beaches here in Costa Rica and is planted by people in other areas.

Jessel Ann Plaga
6y ago

Manila, PHIL.

Indian Almond Tree

Known as "Talisay" we discover that the Terminalia Catappa can also be a wine.

Jessel Ann Plaga
6y ago

Manila, PHIL.

Indian Almond Tree

Known as "Talisay" we discover that the Terminalia Catappa can also be a wine.

Tarashanker Kumar
6y ago

Kolkata, SELEC

Indian Almond Tree

Indian Almond Tree is known as "Kath Badam" in Bengali.

Graham King
6y ago

Deer Park, VIC, Australia

Indian Almond Tree

In Mauritius it's called fruit du badamier or D'amandier tropical or in kreol Badamier

S. Gautham Yogeeswar
7y ago

Trivandrum, KERAL

Indian Almond Tree

Indian almond Trees are usually found in road sides giving shades. Lots of fruits fall on road and ignored completely. Nobody farm it commercially, but buy the costly imported almond nut for $15(900 indian rupees).

John Utazi
7y ago

Fct, ABUJA

Indian Almond Tree

Indian Almond Tree also known as umbrella tree in Nigeria provides shade for relaxation and meeting points in some compounds. the fruits which is called mkpuru edo in Igbo language is cracked and eaten.

Peter King
8y ago

Alstonville, NSW, Australia

Indian Almond Tree

Known as Cay Bang in Vietnam. The nuts are roasted and or roasted & sugar coated along with ginger slivers and eaten as snacks.

Arshad
8y ago

Trivandrum, KERAL

Indian Almond Tree

In kerala it is called as " badham tree" ... it gives better shade....and also can be properly shaped.... better to be planted on road sides:)

Sachin.j.thool
8y ago

Ulhasnagar, MAHAR

Indian Almond Tree

Planting it gives u shade

Rich Sulzer
8y ago

El Rodeo, Mora, SAN J

Indian Almond Tree

The Indian Almond tree is a great shade tree and can be shaped to accommodate a round table and chairs,in Costa Rica

Peter Young
9y ago

Mt Tamborine, QLD, Australia

Indian Almond Tree

The tree bark mixed with boiling water & pounded given to me for stomach bug/diaorrhea in Fiji - tablespoon full when cold, worked immediately

Kamil Danko
9y ago

Palos Hills, IL

Indian Almond Tree

The dried leaves of the indian almond are used for poison dart frog tadpoles to releive stress and to properly form there lungs

Ahmed Sameer Ali
9y ago

Male\'- Maldives, MALE\'

Indian Almond Tree

In the Maldives, Indian Almond or sea almond nut is called : Kana madhu. The tree and timber is : Midhili. One of the most common trees throughout the island nation. I have no information of its medicinal uses, sorry.

A. Razak Yousef
10y ago

Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Indian Almond Tree

In UAE and many Arabian Gulf countries it is called "Laoze" tree. The fruit is very tasty and eaten raw. The inside nut just taste like sweet almon but hard to get because of hard shell. The tree is very popular in the gulf and southern part of I ran.

Boateng Emmanuel
10y ago

Kumasi-asafo, GHANA

Indian Almond Tree

In ghana it is also called "abrofo nkatee" meaning white-man's groundnut which is very good in the treatment of malaria and typhoid-fever(the dried and fresh leaves)

Annon
10y ago

Lagos, LAGOS

Indian Almond Tree

Known as 'fruit' in south-west Nigeria.

Rakesh Swarnkar
10y ago

Indore, M P

Indian Almond Tree

Indian Almond is a Multipurpose usable Tree

Alan Chow
11y ago

Singapore, SG

Indian Almond Tree

Used as a water conditioner for fishes like discus, tetras, arowanas, bettas, etc.

Rotimi Durojaiye
11y ago

New York, NY

Indian Almond Tree

India Almonds is very common in Nigeria and the fruitis very tasty. We usually eat the outside fruit when is yellow ripe. We call the tree frut in Nigeria.

Faizan Azami
11y ago

Kabul Afghanistan, KABUL

Indian Almond Tree

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Shannyboo
11y ago

Perth, WA, Australia, Australia

Indian Almond Tree

Know as a Bunda Pin in Burmese. The seed is useful for cooking purpose. When is crushed, the oil is used wit coconut oil for hair rejuvenation in Burma. Yes, we also use it for Lowing the PH for fish tanking without harmful chemicals.

Jenny Castro
12y ago

Iloilo City, PHIL

Indian Almond Tree

Known as Talisay in Philippines; the bark and leaves are used as antipyretic; the extract can be extracted by decoction of by Soxhlet method

Rafi
12y ago

Calicut, KERAL

Indian Almond Tree

Terminalia catappa is known as badam in kerala. the dried leaves contain a chemical substance. These leaves when put into water release anti-bacterial substances into the water it reduces ph level.

Mswahilina Mswahilina
12y ago

Dar Es Salaam, BONGO

Indian Almond Tree

In Tanzania is commonly known as Kungu (Swahili Language). You can chew the fruits, because are palatable

Barnabas Yaw Klu
13y ago

Accra, GHANA

Indian Almond

Indian almond is commonly known in GA[a language in Ghana] as 'brofo nkatie'

Rhaya Jordan
13y ago

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Indian Almond

In tropical australia, they are a favourite tree for black cocatoos. If you love your wildlife, this is a magnificent tree to grow

Shannon
14y ago

Perth, WA, Australia

Indian Almond

We discovered this beautiful tree whilst staying in Fiji where it is referred to as the Tivi tree

Daniel
14y ago

Nissan Island, PNG

Indian Almond

In Nehan Language Nissan Island Bougainville PNG It is called "Talisa"

Jamal
14y ago

Puttalam, SRILA

Indian Almond

This can be used as hair oil

Random_ Chaos
14y ago

Durban, R.S.A

Indian Almond

Used to treat water in fish tanks, containing betta'sreduces stress levels in fish and lowers ph of water. also eliminates harmfull chemicals in the water.

Sylvia Cardona
14y ago

Cumming, GA

Indian Almond

Called Almendro (the tree) or Almendra (the fruit) in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Lakshmi Modali
14y ago

Hampton, VA, Australia, Australia

Indian Almond

The leaves of this tree are used to serve food, providing bio-degradable dinner plates!

Narasimham Ayalasomayajula
14y ago

Sacramento, CA

Indian Almond

Terminalia catappa is known as "Baadam chettu" in Telugu. I would appreciate if you added it to the list of common names in other languages.

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