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CURRY TREE

Curry Leaf tree compliments of suburban tomatoBotanical Name: Murraya koenigii
Description

Fresh leaves from this tree are an indispensable ingredient in Indian cooking. The leaves are pretty much unknown in the West because they lose most of their flavour when dried. They have a distinct, spicy curry-like flavour and odour.

Warning: The seeds are poisonous and should not be eaten

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Plant Information or Specifications

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Aromatic Foliage (#AromaticFoliage), Indian Favourite (#IndianFavourite)

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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Customer Comments on Curry Tree

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Curry Tree Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Curry Tree

Add a few curry leaves with fried onion and green chillies to a tin of baked beans-great on toast.Great plant we had a5m tree back in South Africa. am desperate to grow one in UK. | Nonia Watts - Newcastle Upon Tyne, ENGLA 31-May-2006

Curry Tree

The fruits are purple in colour and are edible. Adults and children enjoy them alike. But be careful! The seeds are reported to be poisonous. | Kamalesh Somaia - Abu Dhabi, UAE 24-Feb-2007

Curry Tree

Can make a pesto with young curry leaves. Grind with onion , a green chilli . Finish with lemon juice and salt. | Chitra Divisekera - Mill Park, VIC 25-Apr-2007

Curry Tree

I am soon starting plantation of Curry Leaves (Murraya Koenigii) saplings on a commercial scale in my farm at Ghadane, Tal. Bhivandi, Distt. Thane, Maharashtra, about 65 Kms from Mumbai. After that, I will have a lots of new facts to share with you all. | Kamalesh Somaia - Abu Dhabi, UAE 28-Apr-2007

Curry Tree

These leaves blended and then boiled with some coconut milk and salt can make a very good drink which clears all toxins from the system. Ayurvedic doctors advices to give this mixture for Heppetitis patients, which clears the yellow eyes and purify lever | Hiranthe Wijeratne - Sydney, NSW 21-Aug-2007

Curry Tree

I dont have any Always put them in my curries in South Africa but since emigrating to Canada cant get them! | Doreen Daley - Olds, AB 27-Oct-2007

Curry Tree

When growing keep plant protected from winds | Jeremy Tonkin - Melbourne, VIC 14-Dec-2007

Curry Tree

They love water in well drained soil protected from wind, quite fast growing in right conditions,good luck. | Kathy Evans - Melbourne, VIC 29-Apr-2009

Curry Tree

Curry tree is a wonderful herb, own actions are laxative using leaves extract ( fresh ), boiled milk and leaf can get detoxic action in stomach poison and toxic liver disease, digetive action for stomach has weak digestive action. | Nwe Nwe Lay - Armadale , Western Australia, WA 02-Jun-2009

Curry Tree

I grew one in Canberra in a pot, keeping it well protected from frosts. I now have two, growing madly, on the Sunshine Coast. I'm going to use one as a street tree outside my new house in Buderim. | Jennie Booth - Maroochydore, QLD 26-Dec-2009

Curry Tree

Cut the seeds off as soon as they appear - wil stop invasiveness. | Natasha Thompson - Hastings, VIC 17-Feb-2010

Curry Tree

The shiny-black fruits are liked both by children and adults. As revealed by the chemical composition of the fruits, they are very nutritious. The leaves are used as a spice in different curries and impart a very good flavour to the preparations. These fruits have also many medicinal properties | Ivan Harmer - Perth, WA 09-Mar-2010

Curry Tree

In a blender mix a handful of Fresh curry leaves 3- 4 pcs garlic take 5 gms of this daily with food for 6 weeks for a significant lowering of yr blood cholesterol | Dr Tissa Jayatileka - Colombo, Sri Lanka, SRL 13-Jun-2010

Curry Tree

I have propogated a couple of hundred curry trees and will be looking to sell these to wholesalers in the next few months. I currently have a supply of 5,000 seeds per year but can increase this if the supply for gourmet curry leaves increase in Australia | Sam Santiago - Sydney, NSW 22-Jun-2010

Curry Tree

Curry leaves are said to be extremely good eaten raw form (Chopped or pureed)also will reduce blood pressure | Lakshman Jayawardena - Brisbane, QLD 18-Jul-2010

Curry Tree

I use the leaf in cooking.I grow my own plant. | Uttara - Saratoga- Ca-usa , CA 28-Sep-2010

Curry Tree

I have heard from older people in Pakistan that if you soak four curry leaves in half a glass of water every nite, drink it in morning and eat one leaf for 15days it lowers high blood pressure. | Nasreen Chaudhry - Tucson, AZ 11-Jan-2011

Curry Tree

Curry leaves are known for their medicinal value - it lowers blood pressure and cholestrol. Boil a few leaves in water and drink thi 'tea' everyday. | Am - Melbourne, VIC 14-Apr-2011

Curry Tree

I am need of curry for 1 ha. | Chandrakant - Akola, MAHAR 23-Apr-2011

Curry Tree

Curry leaf makes a delicious omelette. Chop garlic and curry leaf separately. Stir Fry garlic first, then add chopped curry leaf, then beaten egg. turn over, brown till golden and voila, fragrant and wholesome omelette! | Seah Siow Gek - Singaproe, SPORE 05-Feb-2012

Curry Tree

Good remedy for diabeties | Dr Ibrar Naqvi - Faisalabad, PAKIS 15-Apr-2012

Curry Tree

This wonderful culinary herb can also helps reduce weight,lowers bp,choestoral, blood sugar when eaten raw by chewing early morning regularly. I eat daily. | Sathyan K. S. - Mysore, KAR/ 13-May-2012

Curry Tree

I have 2 curry leaf trees potted indoors, I live in Chicago so I can't plant them outdoors. I cook using the leaves and enjoy them as indoor plant | Nh - Chicago, IL 27-Sep-2012

Curry Tree

Same here. I live in PEI, Canada. I kept them indoor. I have 6 4-feet plants and twenty some shorter ones. I cook with their leaves. | Thien Tang - Cornwall, PE 08-Feb-2013

Curry Tree

Feed your potted curry tree with used coffee grounds. It gives the plant a boost and it will grow profusely. | Lesley - Ormeau, QLD 28-Feb-2013

Curry Tree

I deep fry curry leaves in oooking oil for a few minutes to create my own aromatic curry leaf oil for cooking and for salads. The flowers have a lovely scent, just like jasmine. My plant grows better in the garden than it did in a pot. | Mei Ling Perry - Voap - Yarraveille, VIC 26-Apr-2013

Curry Tree

I have mine situated on the west side of my block full sun and open to all the winds in Melbourne, frost and heat tolerant, water regularly and fertilize regularly (crushed rock minerals and citrus/fruit fertilizer)removed berries to stop mass seedlings. | Grant Bates - Craigieburn, VIC 30-Jun-2014

Curry Tree

I have transplanted my curry tree twice due to its increasing height and width. I now have it in the front yard facing west full sun and we experience frost in winter, neither full sun or frost have had any negative effect. WATER AND FERTILIZE REGULARLY. | Grant - Moonee Ponds, VIC 27-Aug-2014

Curry Tree

When growing curry pants it needs calcium so one source is to put crushed egg shells on the soil where it grows. | M Palaniappan - Sydney, NSW 18-Mar-2015
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Curry Tree 10/10

Kloe's Edible Fruits
Update: 2428 days 2hrs

Comments: - Once established, this tree tripled in size in one season, despite regularly harvesting the leaves.

Planted: 2010

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: All purpose

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Watch out for, and remove looper caterpillars as they love to eat the leaves as much as I do.


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Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2059 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Very sweet slightly weeping tree with pretty fragrant folliage. .


I live near the bush so I always make sure that I cut away the flowers before they can turn into berries to make sure birds don't spread the seeds. Apparently the fruit are edible (e.g. as beans in soup) but I have never tried. Pruning away flowers and berries also has the added benefit of increasing the vigor of the tree.


It does like water and you can easily tell if it is thirsty cause the leaves droop.


The leaves turn very yellow over winter then loses them all in spring just when the new growth starts to come in. The first year I was worried that it was dying but it does it every year, looks a bit mottled for a few weeks but is back to lovely when the new leaves fully develope.

Fruiting Months January and December

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

scale = I have noticed that ants like to farm scale on it. I rub the scale off with my fingers and spray with white oil to keep them away.

cateripllars = squish em

black spot = I haven't had black spot on mine but I have noticed a


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Curry Tree 9/10

Treetopsdreaming's Edible Fruits
Update: 1647 days 15hrs

Comments: -

This small tree looks lovely and is very bird attracting. We've even had Satin Bower birds come for a visit. The flavouring of the leaves (for rice dishes) is a taste we are learning to acquire...


Please visit our website at www.treetopsdreaming.com.au to learn about our family's slow journey towards a more self sufficient, sustainable and creative lifestyle, Enjoy!

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic extra pellets

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: no major issues


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CasONeill1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2967 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Curry tree - I have planted this (well mulched) in the hottest part of the garden (Melbourne) - north facing, VERY hot in summer. It needs quite a bit of water in summer and the first winter it lost all of its leaves. However, this last winter (its 2nd), it has retained its leaves and is even starting to put on new growth now. I was given a 2nd one as a present and have kept this in a pot where it seems happy both in summer and winter in a warm position.


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Snow1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1933 days 6hrs

Comments: -

these were difficult at first but now like a weed, suggest you plant into a pot

Planted: 2005


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Jess's Edible Fruits
Update: 2976 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Bought this curry plant about 2 years ago.  Repotted once into a bigger container.  It's nearly 2 metres tall.  This plant have provided plenty of leaves for our curries.


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Curry Tree 8/10

Terrastrega's Edible Fruits
Update: 1047 days 2hrs

Comments: - Grows very well in a pot. Lovely to be able to pick your own leaves to cook curries. 

Planted: 2010

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Curry Tree 10/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 2391 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Love this tree. Sentimental value, managed to propagate from tree at old house. Not so easy in Adelaide climate. Its in front of nth faing fence and gets a fair amount of water. Semi decidious here in Winter. Leaves great in curries and smells like curry after rain!

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 2067 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Fragrant leaves. They lose some flavour when heated, and need adding near the end of cooking.This plant has fruited twice this summer. Sharing a pot with thyme.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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chocake says... [887 days 7hrs ago]
Hi, just noticed that the branches of your curry tree looks pinkisg - it has a pinkish tinit to it. mine has the same prob & wonder if its normal or is it a red spider mite issue

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Glennis1's Edible Fruits
Update: 341 days 10hrs

Comments: - This curry tree is growing very well . I hope it doesn't get out of control later on .


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Brad1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2567 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Originally, my girlfriend, fiance then wife's potted plant. Nearly died in 2009 winter (I left it out to see what happened), but nursed back in Spring. Doesn't like winter cold, needs water in summer. Put in a larger self-watering pot, Dec 22 09. Decided that this plant thinks its deciduous. Again lost its canopy and is putting out new flush in september

Planted: 2004

Height 75 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Question:

How to keep potted curry tree happy in winter? maybe this needs to go in the ground


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Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1910 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Had it growing in pot years ago. It was small, but healthy, and had plenty of leaves to harvest. Six years ago it was planted in the ground and now it is three meters high. Can be prunned rihgt back without ill effects, will grow back in no time. We don't let it fruit as it spreads very easily from seed. Leaves are very aromatic and we use them a lot in cooking. In subtroical climate this tree is very easy to grow and very hardy.

Fruiting Months February and March

Planted: 2006

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 60% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

none needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Curry Tree 8/10

ManishU's Edible Fruits
Update: 2117 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Update: 09-Dec-2011: Showing plenty of new growth. New pic attached.


We regularly use its leaves in curry preparations.

This tree is semi-deciduous. It looses a lot of its leaves over winter. And those that remain are yellowish and have turned upside down (as shown in the pic). As spring arrives, its shooting new leaves. I tend to remove the flowers if the tree attempts to bloom. I dont need any fruits or seeds as i am after its leaves :)

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Curry Tree (Cutting) 7/10

Fos1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2182 days 3hrs

Comments: -

When I first got them I planted in a pot in my tunnel & they were only 15cm in height. Now both 2m approx. Put in raised beds in tunnel when reached about 50cm, full sun with humidity through Summer & mulched.

The soil is red free draining. No water over Winter. They drop leaves & go semi deciduous.They are doing well with new growth & flower buds now. Have decided to transplant into large pots soon, so hope they survive.

Flowered last year, cut them off to make branch more.


Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pest Control:

Can get scale & sooty mould probably from being in tunnel but treating with white oil & soapy water works well

Organic Status:Organic


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Curry Tree (Seedling) 5/10

Elke's Edible Fruits
Update: 2951 days 8hrs

Comments: -

grown from seeds I was given by a friend, just 3 months ago...


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Curry Tree 9/10

Rob16a's Edible Fruits
Update: 2927 days 8hrs

Comments: -

vigorous grower even in a pot!

Pest Control:

none required so far


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BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 2561 days 18hrs

Comments: - I had a sucker in a pot. it slowly shrivelled up and died...

Growing: In a Pot


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Curry Tree 5/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 2725 days 8hrs

Comments: - Slow growing - mine is kept in a pot

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Worm castings and Dynamic lifter

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Curry Tree (Seedling) 5/10

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1315 days 5hrs

Comments: - Easy to grow, but suckers readily and seeds spread if fruit not removed. Current plant in pot is a seedling from a larger plant ripped out due to its invasiveness in the garden.

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never


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Curry Tree (Seedling) 9/10

Buzz RW1's Edible Fruits
Update: 198 days 4hrs

Comments: - Love curry leaves to cook with ...

Planted: 2016

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: cc pcm sw

Organic Status:Organic


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Buzz RW1 says... [287 days 0hrs ago]
Ready to be planted out
Buzz RW1 says... [198 days 4hrs ago]
Seems to be growing ,likes the semi shaded position and treeguard

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Curry Tree 8/10

KathK's Edible Fruits
Update: 98 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Grows really quickly-prune it regularly

Have no idea why I grow it as can't stand the smell !

A few have self seeded so potting them up

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Curry Tree 8/10

BRENDAN1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2568 days 3hrs

Comments: -

have 2 plants growing in pots

survives well through summer & winter

spicy tasting leaves that cheer up any curry,eggs etc

also attractive looking plant

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: sheep

Pest Control:

pest free

Organic Status:Organic


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Curry Tree 7/10

MakJeng1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2120 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Planted in a 'tough' spot but doing OK.
Cooking with the fresh leaves is way better than dried.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None


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Curry Tree (Seedling) 5/10

Msjekyll's Edible Fruits
Update: 2824 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Grew in a pot where it just grew tall but not bushy.  Nipped out the top, has never really got that bushy but is healthy.

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Curry Tree

Speedy's Edible Fruits
Update: 2731 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Karapincha


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Curry Tree (Seedling) 10/10

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 2402 days 23hrs

Comments: -

For cooking curries of course!

Is happily growing inside on the ktichen window sill.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Curry Tree 8/10

Eeling's Edible Fruits
Update: 2068 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Great for curry or just nice to see something green in a pot growing.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2005

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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eeling says... [2066 days 17hrs ago]
Still desperately saving the young seedlings which was planted since Autumn, Do know what I'm doing wrong, 4th attempt, still not getting it right.

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