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Nutmeg

About Nutmeg plants


Nutmeg refers to the seed or ground spice of several species of the Myristica genus. Myristica fragrans (fragrant nutmeg or true nutmeg) is a dark-leaved, evergreen tree cultivated for two spices derived from its fruit, nutmeg and mace.

                      It is also a commercial source of an essential oil and nutmeg butter. The California nutmeg (Torreya californica) has a similar fruit but is not closely related to Myristica fragans.

                      Nutmeg is the spice made from the seed of the fragrant nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) tree. The spice has a distinctive pungent fragrance and a warm slightly sweet taste; it is used to flavour many kinds of baked goods, confections, puddings, potatoes, meats, sausages, sauces, vegetables, and such beverages as eggnog. Nutmeg plants in Kerala is always availale.

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Mature Height:  9-12 meters
Mature Width:  3-3.5m
Sunlight:  Plenty
Growth Rate:  7-8 years
Fruit Color:  Pale yellow,Orange,or Tan
Year to Bear:  4 years
Botanical Name:  Myristica fragrans

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