Curry leaf trees are available and grows very well in Perth, Western Australia. They are a fast-growing deciduous shrub or small tree with deep roots. Curry leaves are usually sold at vegetables area in Asian stores. Some Asian stores sell curry leaves plants. And many Indians and Asians in Perth grow curry leaves at home.
The curry leaf is an aromatic leaf used in Indian cooking. Curry leaf tree's scientific name is Murraya Koenigii. Curry leaves are used in almost all the dishes in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in India. In Tamil language it is pronounced 'kariveppilai' and in Malayalam as 'kariveppila'.
I have my own curry leaf tree which is around 3 metres in height and is planted on the ground. If you want to plant curry leaf tree and don't want it to grow so large, just plant it in a pot. They grow very well in Perth weather. My curry leaves remain green and full of leaves thoughout the year including during winter.
Below is the photo of my curry leaf tree in Perth. Look at the quality and density of the leaves. I told you that curry leaves grows well in Perth! If you are migrating to Perth from India or maybe Malaysia, I'm sure having a curry leaf tree will be good.
|These are curry leaves from my tree|
Curry leaf tree can be propagated in three ways; from seeds, from stem cuttings and from the shoots that grow from the network of roots. If you see a new tiny curry leaf tree sprouting out from the ground, let it grow and mature to dark green leaves instead of light green. When they have grown a little, they should have grown roots on their own. You can dig the new tree from the ground with soil intact so that the new root system is not damaged. Then plant it in a new pot and don't forget to water and keep the soil moist always. If you are planning to plant in the heat of summer, make sure the plant is placed in non-direct sunlight.
If you're planning to grow curry leaf tree from seed, this is how the curry leaf fruit looks like. My curry leaf tree produces fruits around 1cm in size.
|These are fruits on my curry leaf tree, the dark ones are ripe|
I'm sure that now you will want to plant curry leaf tree in your home garden in Perth. I am currently cultivating curry leaf trees to sell. Follow this blog RSS and you'll know when I have the plants in stock. Just add this blog URL address to your RSS reader.