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Bael Fruit, Golden Apple, Bengal Quince
Aegle marmelos

Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aegle (AY-glee) (Info)
Species: marmelos

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

,

Grenoble,

Auburndale, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 15, 2007, masandmadhu from Bangalore
India wrote:

The tree is spiritually significant. It is a must for worshipping Lord Shiva.Hence it is Sacred to Hindus.