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bail fruit - Animals/Nature

•´¯`•)»(Beal Fruit)«(•´¯`•

Aegle marmelos
Baseball sized fruit with a very
hard skin and sticky marmalade
like pulp that is highly aromatic.
Bael fruit's areeaten in many parts
of the world, but more for their
medicinal qualities than for taste.
Descripti on: Medium sized tree to
40ft. The bael fruit is slow growing
but very tough for a subtropical
tree. Fruits take 10-12 months to
ripen from flowering.
Hardiness: Survives a wide
temperature range from 20-120F.
Growing Environment: Bael Fruit's
easily withstands long periods of
drought, which are needed for
better fruit yields. It grows in most
soil and climate types, and requires
little care when established.
Propagati on: Usually by seed.
Seedling trees bear within 6+
Uses: Flesh is eaten raw or
processed into drinks or flavoring.
Fruit pulp is sometimes used as a
detergent and adhesive. Ripe pulp
is used as a digestive aid and a
laxative. Unripe pulp is used to
treat diarrhea and dysentery. All
other parts of the plant are used
for a wide variety of medicinal
purposes. Leaves are poisonous.
Native Range: Native to Central and
Southern India, Pakistan,
Bangladesh, and Burma.It is rarely
commercially grown.

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