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Red fruit with almond(Solved)

Post by Farhan Ahmed » November 30th, 2012, 6:17 pm

There is a common tree in Karachi which has a red ovule fruit with almond inside. Commonly its also called badam/almond there. Can anyone point the correct name please

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Re: Red fruit with almond

Post by M Farooq » November 30th, 2012, 10:03 pm

What a tasty fruit you have reminded! It is lal-badaam and it's scientific name is Terminalia catappa. It is probably called badaam because the hardcover has an edible seed inside as well.

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Re: Red fruit with almond

Post by Farhan Ahmed » November 30th, 2012, 10:16 pm

thanks a zillion

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Re: Red fruit with almond

Post by khalidaminryk » December 3rd, 2012, 5:13 pm

i also ha terminallia in a big pot.. its umbrella type plant and nurseryman told me that in winter leaves will fall .. m i right ???

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Re: Red fruit with almond

Post by M Farooq » December 4th, 2012, 3:01 am

khalidaminryk wrote:i also ha terminallia in a big pot.. its umbrella type plant and nurseryman told me that in winter leaves will fall .. m i right ???
Yes, it does shed lots of leaves and creates lots of litter. I am not sure it will ever fruit in a pot. It is a huge tree.

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Re: Red fruit with almond

Post by Munir » December 4th, 2012, 8:58 am

M Farooq wrote:What a tasty fruit you have reminded! It is lal-badaam and it's scientific name is Terminalia catappa. It is probably called badaam because the hardcover has an edible seed inside as well.

Regards,

Farooq
Does any one know if it should successfully grow in Islamabad area?

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Re: Red fruit with almond

Post by M Farooq » December 4th, 2012, 10:27 am

munir wrote:
M Farooq wrote:What a tasty fruit you have reminded! It is lal-badaam and it's scientific name is Terminalia catappa. It is probably called badaam because the hardcover has an edible seed inside as well.

Regards,

Farooq
Does any one know if it should successfully grow in Islamabad area?
It will not survive Islamabad winters < 15 oC :-(. I haven't seen this tree in Islamabad. Winds also damage the tree.

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Re: Red fruit with almond

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » December 4th, 2012, 6:31 pm

M Farooq wrote:What a tasty fruit you have reminded! It is lal-badaam and it's scientific name is Terminalia catappa. It is probably called badaam because the hardcover has an edible seed inside as well.

Regards,

Farooq
I have lived in Karachi for 15 years and did not find a tasty one, my bad taste :? :?

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Re: Red fruit with almond

Post by M Farooq » December 4th, 2012, 10:05 pm

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:
M Farooq wrote:What a tasty fruit you have reminded! It is lal-badaam and it's scientific name is Terminalia catappa. It is probably called badaam because the hardcover has an edible seed inside as well.

Regards,

Farooq
I have lived in Karachi for 15 years and did not find a tasty one, my bad taste :? :?
It is more popular among the children and teenagers. The fruits are indeed astrigent and mildly sour. The ripe ones taste good esp with a pinch of salt sprinkled on it. Unfortunately the ripe ones are often attacked by larvae.

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Re: Red fruit with almond

Post by fa113nang311 » December 5th, 2012, 12:38 am

aoa,

forgot to mention i do have a badaam and an akhroot plant in my collection. got it a month ago. will find out if it survives lahore waether.....

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