Thai Cinnamon trees have to be cut down to harvest

Cinnamon trees are also grown in Thailand and Laos. In order to obtain that traditional spice one has to cut down the tree to harvest the inner bark of the Cinnamomum family trees. We at Discovery Garden propagate our cinnamon plants for sale through cuttings.

That is how you buy cinnamon, have you ever seen the tree?

That is how you buy cinnamon, have you ever seen the tree?

Cinnamon has been used as a very precious spice for thousands of years. In order to protect their monopolies the spice dealers concealed their sources. In ancient times it was believed that cinnamon was netted from the water at the Nile sources at the end of the world. From the Middle ages onward Ceylon (Sri Lanka) had a quasi monopoly on cinnamon.

 

Cinnamon plants for sale in Thailand: Discovery Garden

Cinnamon plants for sale in Thailand: Discovery Garden

Cinnamomum verum is the original cinnamon from Sri Lanka, but nowadays the most common variety is cinnamomum cassia and there are several more. The quality of the spice is due how little or much you use of that inner bark, less due to the variety that you grow.

Cinnamon trees love the rain, but also the sun

Cinnamon trees love the rain, but also the sun

The propagation of cinnamon trees is mostly done through cuttings. Typically a tree is grown in a sunny and well irrigated area for about two years. It will then reach a height of up to three meters.

We have mature cinnamon trees for sale

We have mature cinnamon trees for sale

In order to harvest the cinnamon the tree has to be cut down after about two years. Immediately afterwards the still wet inner bark is cut out. Around the area were your tree stood, up to twelve new trees will grow and can be cut down again after two more years.

The inner bark is used as cinnamon

The inner bark is used as cinnamon

During the rainy season, cinnamon trees flower and new plants could be grown from seeds as well. The preferred method of propagation though is through cuttings. At Discovery Garden Pattaya and Nong Khai we have large and small cinnamon trees for sale.

Cinnamon trees flower during the Lao and Thai rainy season

Cinnamon trees flower during the Lao and Thai rainy season

Inquire how we can get your cinnamon tree to your location in Thailand or Laos: hansfritschi1957@gmail.com

 

3 thoughts on “Thai Cinnamon trees have to be cut down to harvest

  1. Wow. I did not know they grew here. Would love to have some. How big do they get and how much room for each tree? I live in Pattaya. Where is your store?

  2. Hallo Herr Fritsch,
    ich fahre in kürze nach Nong Khai.
    Da wollte ich bei ihnen vorbei kommen und evtl. Pflanzen kaufen.
    Haben sie welche dort zum Verkauf?
    Ich bitte um Antwort.
    Gruß
    Chr. Breitkreuz

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