Variety: Sweet Tamarindo

Variety Overview

While tamarindo is generally known as a sour fruit, this variety features a sweet flavor that's used for snacking as a dried fruit. Pods look the same as sour tamarindo. It is also called makham wan or Manila sweet.


  • Tamarindo
  • Specialties
  • Similar to green beans (but brown)

  • Sticky brown pulp

  • Sweet, similar to prunes

  • 5" pods

  • Light to dark brown, depending on maturity

  • Crescent-shaped pods with obvious seeds

  • Yes
  • November to February

  • Photo courtesy Frieda's Inc.

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