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Curry leaf plant

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Guys

I'm having a terribly tough time finding the curry leaf plant. It's basically an indian herb and is delicious in numerous dishes to flavor. Can someone recommend a nursery or two that's helpful in finding rare plants? Any borough preferably in this order would do - Queens, Brooklyn, Manh, Nassau

Thanks

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    1. Thanks - anybody else know of a local place? If not, I'll go for the online vendor

      1. I would look into buying from this place (Mailorder)http://www.bhatia-nurseries.com/curry...
        But really, the fresh leaves are cheap at indian grocery stores. Patel Grocery on 4th Ave Brooklyn in the 50s, Kalustyan and the supermarkets in Jackson Hts are just a few places you can buy them. I simply buy a little bag when I am in the area - along with the good indian yogure..

        1. Patel Brothers in Flushing has it.

          1. No luck at the patel brothers - just called 3 of them and they never stock it. They do stock curry leaves but of course I cannot grow that

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            1. re: eateat22

              The grocery stores dont sell the plant - I was only referring to to the Brooklyn Patel and other stores as sellers of the fresh leaves. i have never seen the plants for sale in any NYC store or in any NJ Indian store.

              I can relate to your desire to harvest your own curry leaves since I went through the same source of inquiry and even tried to propogate the "stems" that I purchased on one occasion but no luck. going to be a lot easier to buy the fresh leaves than growing the tropical tree in your house or apartment.
              Please tell us what you wind up doing.

              1. re: jen kalb

                I grow this plant for many years now, it is about 4 foot high, nicely branched and looks beautiful. It is not a difficult plant to grow at all.

                1. re: RUK

                  great info! where did you buy your plant and where do you grow it? indoors or out?

                  1. re: jen kalb

                    I bought it at
                    http://toptropicals.com
                    But, I remember that this Nursery is a bit hit or miss, so if I needed another plant I would always go with Logees. Their plants aren't huge, but they are healthy and always take off for me.
                    I grow my plant during the indoor season ( NJ) in a sunroom and now in Summer it is outside until ca September. I keep it in a generous size pot to not ever let it dry out.
                    I just looked at my plant, I think it is closer to 5 feet tall.

                    edited - if you check Murraya koenigii at TopTropical, the plant is for pick up only.