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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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