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Karonda Plant (Carissa carandas): Hardy Fruit-Bearing Shrub


Karonda Plant, sometimes referred to as Carissa Carandas is a delicious fruit-bearing tree that is native to India. The sour, small fruit is commonly utilized to make Indian pickles and spice. Karonda is a drought-resistant and hardy plant and can thrive in a variety of soil types. The evergreen plant not only creates a beautiful landscape, but also has traditional medicinal benefits. Plant yourself a Karonda fruit and relish its distinctive flavor!


Its shiny green leaves as well as its small white flowers that are star-shaped make it a stunning feature in landscapes and gardens. But the true star in the garden is its berry that is the Karonda fruit. Karonda the berries are tiny round berries with an astringent flavor. They begin green before ripening to the deep red or purple shade. These berries are a great source of antioxidants, vitamin C and the dietary fiber. Traditional medicine suggests that they are used to treat anti-inflammatory and digestive properties.


If you're a gardener or just interested in unique plants, you should consider including this Karonda Plant to your garden space. It's low-maintenance and drought-resistant and produces a delicious bounty of these delicious berries.


Karonda Plant Planting and Care:

  • Sunlight: Karonda grows well in bright direct sunlight.
  • Soil: The soil should be well-drained and porous.
  • Watering: Poke your finger or a small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Avoid overwatering.
  • Fertilization: Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots before applying fertilizer.
  • Propagation: Karonda can be grown from seeds sown in August and September. Vegetative propagation through budding and inarching is also practiced.
  • Flowering and Fruit Ripening: Flowering starts in March, and the fruit ripens from July to September.

Karonda Plant Benefits and Uses:

  • Nutritional Value: Karonda is rich in iron, vitamin C, vitamins A, calcium, and phosphorus.
  • Medicinal Uses: In Ayurvedic medicine, karonda is used to treat acidity, indigestion, wounds, skin diseases, urinary disorders, and diabetic ulcers. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Food Uses: Karonda is used in pickles, chutneys, and other culinary preparations.

Karonda Plant Alternate Names:
English: Bengal currant, Christ’s thorn, Carandas plum, Karonda, Karanda, Kanna.

Botanical Name: Carissa carandas

Alternate Names in Indian Languages:

1. Hindi: करोंदा (Karonda)
2. Marathi: करवंद (Karvand)
3. Gujarati: કરમડ (Karamda)
4. Tamil: காளாக்காய் (Kalakkai)
5. Telugu: కరొండ (Karonda)
6. Kannada: ಕರುಣಾ ಹಣ್ಣು (Karunā Hannu)
7. Malayalam: കരൊണ്ട (Karonda)
8. Bengali: করমচা (Karamcha)
9. Punjabi: ਕਰੌੰਦਾ (Karaunda)
10. Odia: କରଣ୍ଡା (Karandā)
11. Urdu: کروندا (Karonda)
12. Assamese: কৰন্দা (Korondā)
13. Konkani: कळिंदी (Kalindi)


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