It can be grown on a variety of soils, ranging from poor, degraded, eroded, gravelly,
saline and alkaline soils.Productivity is higher in red loamy, deep well drained soils.
Tamarind always prefers a warm climate. The maximum day temperature varies from 36-
47.50C and the minimum night temperature varies from 5.0- 17.50C. Annual rainfall required
is about 750-1900 mm. It comes up very well in an altitude of 100 m above MSL.
Fresh seeds are sown in nursery beds in March –April. Soaking of seeds in 10 per
cent cow urine or in cow dung solution (500 g in 10 lit of water) for 24 hours will hasten the
seed germination. 1½ to 2 year old seedlings may be transplanted to the main field. Grafted
plants of 10 months to one year old are ready for planting.
Apply 200:150:250g of NPK per tree per year along with 25 kg of FYM and 2 kg of
neemcake as two split application i.e., first application during the monsoon and second
application during flowering and pod development stage.
Periodically rootstock sprouts may be removed. The dried and diseased parts are to
be removed after pod harvest. Intercrops like leguminous crops, short duration vegetables,
annual moringa, sesamum and sorghum may be raised in the alley spaces up to four years.