Sherrie S
Sherrie S
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  • Debary, FL
Asked on May 27, 2012

Curry Tree

SegadSherrie SDouglas Hunt
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My friend gave me three curry trees. Since I don't know much about them I was surprised when one tree produced pretty white flowers. Do curry trees produce flowers?
7 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 28, 2012

    Yes, they should bloom, Sherrie. I trust you have them in pots, as they are extremely cold-sensitive. Which may be a good thing, because their propensity for suckering could lead some to consider them invasive. Here's an old article from the Florida State Horticultural Society that you may find interesting: http://www.fshs.org/Proceedings/Password%20Protected/1984%20Vol.%2097/314-317%20(MORTON).pdf

  • Sherrie S
    on May 28, 2012

    Thank you for the very interesting article. No, they are not in pots. They looked bad after winter but came back quite nicely. Since I have 2 acres there is plenty of room for them.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 29, 2012

    You'll have to invite us over for a curry flavored with your own curry seeds.

  • Sherrie S
    on May 29, 2012

    When will I see seeds? All I see are leaves and flowers. Good idea Doug - you cook & I'll provide the seeds, leaves, flowers. Everyone on hometalk is welcome.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 30, 2012

    The seeds should replace the flowers. (But I don't know how this turned into me cooking!)

  • Sherrie S
    on May 30, 2012

    Douglas, I don't cook. I take care of wildlife, my dogs, fish, etc. No time for cooking. When I get curry seeds I will post it so I can find out what to do with them.

  • Segad
    on Feb 15, 2015

    Use the leaves instead of the fruit and the curry will be more flavorful

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