Aegle marmelos, commonly known as bael,golden apple,Japanese bitter orange,stone apple, or wood apple,is a species of tree native to Bangladesh and India.The tree is considered to be sacred by Hindus. Its fruits are used in traditional medicine and as a food throughout its range.
Quantity: 5 grams per packet.
Germination Rate: Min.60%.
Bael is an indigenous fruit tree of India. The deciduous tree with trifoliate aromatic leaves is traditionally used as sacred offering by Hindus in India to Lord Shiva. It is commonly planted in temple gardens. Bael grows wild and semi-wild in the North India states of Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. There are no systematic or regular plantation of bael except in Uttar Pradesh .
Bael fruit is a hard-shelled berry and very well- known for its medicinal properties due to the presence of marmelosin. Mature fruits are astringent, digestive and stomachic and are usually prescribed for diarrhea and dysentery. The ripe fruit is tonic, restorative, laxative and good for heart and brain.
February-March or July-August is the right time for planting.
Pre-treatment: No Pre-treatment is required.
Seedling trees require 8 years to bear fruits, giving 200 -300 fruits/ tree or 20-30 tons/ ha at the age of 12 years.