Tamarind is a leguminous tree bearing edible fruit that is indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is monotypic, meaning that it contains only this species. The tamarind tree produces brown, pod-like fruits that contain a sweet, tangy pulp, which is used in cuisines around the world.
Water saplings deeply when the first inch of soil is dry to the touch. Once established, tamarind trees don't need watering and can withstand periods of extreme drought conditions without experiencing adverse effects.