Nutmeg
Myristica fragrans

Family: Myristicaceae
Genus: Myristica (my-RIS-ti-kuh) (Info)
Species: fragrans (FRAY-granz) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 4, 2008, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

It is an dioecious and evergreen plant ; originally from Molucca island,now widely cultivated in south-east asia.The nut is used as spice worlwide.Other parts of the plant are also used to extract oil . Fruits are bright yellow when ripe with a fleshy yellowish pulp. Also jam or pickles are made from the fleshy pulp. The seed or nut is brown and commercially available everywhere. It takes as long as 7-9 years for the plant to bear fruits after planting but need to have both male (androecious) and female (gynoecious) plants.