The tamarind tree produces edible, pod-like fruit which are used extensively in cuisines around the world. Other uses include traditional medicine and metal polish. The wood can be used in carpentry. Because of the tamarind’s many uses, cultivation has spread around the world in tropical and subtropical zones. (Sourced from Wikipedia)
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I’ve never seen such a strangely fascinating tree. They pods look like they could be converted to birdhouses as with gourds. Happy Photo Challenge.
It’s one of the weirdest trees I’ve ever seen! I didn’t know what it was. I had to look it up! 😀
Hi Linda, I love tamarind candy, long time I don’t have one, now after seeing your post I’m craving it, I need it!
Tamarind candy is something I’ve never tried. In fact, as far as I can tell, I’ve never even heard of it before this! Perhaps I’ll have to check it out! 😀
What an exotic fruit. I love these two photos. 🙂
Thanks, Amy! 😀
Such interesting looking fruit! Edible and metal polish? Well there is a handy combination. 🙂
Definitely odd, to say the least! 😀
Thanks for answering my question, “What in the world are those?” 🙂 Fascinating.
I needed to know! 😆
Great shots – I’ve often wondered what a tamarind looked like.
Silly me didn’t even know what a tamarind was! 🙄
Kind of surreal with the snow on your blog falling on these exotic fruits. 🙂
I’ll say. It just showed up. I figured it’s something WP did for the holidays! Although it seems to come and go at random! 😀
How unusual! I remember Tamarind…but I don’t exactly in what. Could it be a flavor of lemonade or cake??? I probably end up remembering it when I am doing groceries and call out “Eureka” and get strange looks from everybody…
I’m no help to you. I don’t even remember hearing of it until I figured out what these trees are that I took pictures of! 😛
I agree wight eh other comments – strange and weird and super cool tree. I like your picture of it- especially that first one with up view of the vine and lines from the fruits being hung – 🙂 ❤
Thanks, Yvette. I definitely had never seen a tree like that before. I’m still wondering what tamarind tastes like!
Great shots Linda! I love tamarind juice 😀
I’m going to have to see if I can find it someplace to try. It will probably be easier to find than I think. I’ve just never looked for it! 😀
All the years we lived in Florida, I have never seen these trees before. So very unique!
I’ve been here over 20 years now and the one and only time I’ve seen it was at Leu Gardens in Winter Park. 🙂
What an incredible tree, Linda! I love the mystery of that first shot 🙂 I just had to scroll down!
Thanks, Jo! It’s got to be one of the oddest I’ve ever encountered! 😀
I love tamarinds. It’s a favorite “snack” where I was born, in the Philippines.
Well, it’s definitely on my list of new things to try — once I find it! 😀
such strange looking potatoes hanging from a tree!! 🙂 Great shots Linda.
It’s all very weird, indeed! 😀
Wow, I had no idea tamarind(s) looked like that. From the farther-away shot, they look like giant white pickles or butternut squash maybe (if not something sinister). Thank you for teaching me, Linda!
Thanks, Leigh! This was a learning post for me, too! When I first saw it, I thought I’d hate to see what breaks out of those cocoons! LOL! 😆
Those seeds pods are pretty cool. I have seen them also in our botanic gardens.
They probably grow wild somewhere but I’ve never seen them before! And this was taken at our Leu Botanical Gardens in Winter Park, FL. 🙂