Dr. R. Chitra is the Assistant Professor (Hort.) at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Periyakulam, Tamilnadu.
Dr. R. Chitra says tamarind is an important tree spices and also condiments. The tree is mainly grown in waste land and avenue side. Sweet tamarind, red tamarind and sour tamarind are the tamarind types. In the sour tamarind, PKM 1 is a high yielding variety. Apart from pulp, lot value added products also available in tamarind. This session will be very useful to students, farmers and entrepreneurs.