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Curry leaves

Post by Lime_Pickle » Tue May 14, 2013 8:54 am

I can get these dried but, even better, I can now get them fresh. Except they don't keep well, at all (e.g. in the fridge, or treating them like cut flowers) and I can only buy them - they come as a small branch/twig with the leaves attached - in quantities too large to use immediatley.

Has anyone had any luck with freezing them? Do they still keep their fragrance?

Or with growing the tree in a temperate climate?
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Re: Curry leaves

Post by Iolar » Tue May 14, 2013 3:24 pm

I freeze them in zip-loc freezer bags. I remove them from the twig before freezing (because the guy in the shop told me to) and cook them from frozen. They keep for about three months, then they lose flavour. I've never tried to grow the plant.
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Re: Curry leaves

Post by Lime_Pickle » Tue May 14, 2013 5:29 pm

I've just bought a baby Murraya koenigii. It's 24" high. I shall keep it in a biggish pot and put it in the greenhouse (or maybe bring it indoors) in winter.
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Re: Curry leaves

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Re: Curry leaves

Post by ceylon_tea » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:33 am

I have a huge bag of frozen curry leaves in the freezer. It freezes well for 2 - 3 months

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Re: Curry leaves

Post by Lime_Pickle » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:42 pm

I have something even better . . .


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Re: Curry leaves

Post by Scrubb » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:14 pm

Oh, Wow! How hard is it to grow?
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Re: Curry leaves

Post by Lime_Pickle » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:29 pm

At long as you bring it in before the first frosts and put it in an unheated but sunny room you can overwinter them. It will look dead but then suddenly start putting leaves out in about May.
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Re: Curry leaves

Post by rezuar » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:16 pm

I totally need a greenhouse.
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Re: Curry leaves

Post by BeatRaven » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:20 pm

A unheated sunny room is hard to find.

If it's sunny, you want to sit in it and then turn on a little heat.

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Re: Curry leaves

Post by ceylon_tea » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:37 pm

Nice lime. We tried to grow it but clover mites destroyed it.

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