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Asian Food Science Journal, XXXX,Vol.: 5, Issue.: 1

Review Article

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.), an Underutilized Fruit Crop with Potential Nutritional Value for Cultivation in the United States of America: A Review


Satya S. S. Narina1* and Christopher J. Catanzaro2

1Department of Agriculture and Horticulture, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA 23806, USA.

2Department of Agriculture and Plant Science/Horticulture, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA 23806, USA.

Article Information


(1) Dr. Amjad Iqbal, Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan.


(1) Maria Camila Medina Montes, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

(2) Nusret Ozbay, Bingol Uiversity, Turkey.

(3) Dovel Branquinho Ernesto, Instituto Superior Politécnico de Manica, Mozambique.

(4) Washaya Soul, Africa University, Zimbabwe.

(5) E. G. Oboho, University of Benin, Nigeria.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/26585


Tamarind is a perennial fruit crop revealing its potential as a viable resource vegetable of excellent nutrition. The late flowering types of tamarind are best suitable for cultivation in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11, which include the warmer portions of California, Arizona, Alabama, Mississippi, New Mexico, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida. Germplasm introduction and evaluation trials will help to enhance cold hardiness, create variability in available genetic resource, and enable increased production of tamarind for various purposes.

Keywords :

Indian date; cultivation; perennial; fruit; vegetable; ornamental; nutritional value.

Full Article - PDF    Page 1-15

DOI : 10.9734/AFSJ/2018/43611

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