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Curry leaf plants

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Does anyone know where I can buy a curry leaf plant? I cook a lot of Indian food which needs fresh leaves. Currently I have only dried ones and they just donít cut it.

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Re: Curry leaf plants

Hi,


You can buy the seeds here:

https://www.bloomling.ch/de-CH/tropica-1/currybaum
and grow it yourself. You will need to grow it indoors as the weather is too cold.


Enjoy
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Re: Curry leaf plants

Fresh/frozen curry leaves from India are forbidden to be imported in Europe because they carried some fungus (?) which wrecked havoc on the citrus plantations in Europe. I love the smell of fresh curry leaves as well. I found a bottle of curry leaf paste (meant for curry leaf rice) in one of the indian shops (art of food if I recall correctly). It works almost as good as fresh ones (it has some spices obviously, so I wont say its a one for one substitution). I am thinking of ordering a plant from a nursery in Germany, but for now the bottled stuff is working
https://www.kraeuter-und-duftpflanze...yblatt-pflanze

And the dried leaves are just horrid. I might as well put some wood shavings instead.
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Fresh/frozen curry leaves from India are forbidden to be imported in Europe because they carried some fungus (?) which wrecked havoc on the citrus plantations in Europe. I love the smell of fresh curry leaves as well. I found a bottle of curry leaf paste (meant for curry leaf rice) in one of the indian shops (art of food if I recall correctly). It works almost as good as fresh ones (it has some spices obviously, so I wont say its a one for one substitution). I am thinking of ordering a plant from a nursery in Germany, but for now the bottled stuff is working
https://www.kraeuter-und-duftpflanze...yblatt-pflanze
Seems to vary. My local Indian shop used to have frozen curry leaves which work perfectly well but these stopped a few months ago. However 2 weeks ago they suddenly had fresh curry leaves. Maybe just check a bit at random?
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Seems to vary. My local Indian shop used to have frozen curry leaves which work perfectly well but these stopped a few months ago. However 2 weeks ago they suddenly had fresh curry leaves. Maybe just check a bit at random?
Around 3 years ago, I had also found frozen ones but I dont see them for a long time. I think recently there were some fresh imports from Ghana. In 2018 Dec, the imports from Sri Lanka were stopped due to the citrus greening problems.

I checked with Art of Food in oerlikon a few months ago. They told me that from time to time they get some fresh ones (origin country they didnt know), and the ladies literally lurk around the corner and buy the whole stock within an hour. Maybe there is a curry leaf black market trade going on
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Re: Curry leaf plants

There were some plants on sale here:
https://www.englishforum.ch/items-sa...-plants-3.html

Maybe someone who got one is willing to propagate cuttings?
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