Nutmeg refers to the seed or ground spice of several species of the Myristica genus. Myristica fragrans (fragrant nutmeg or true nutmeg) is a dark-leaved, evergreen tree cultivated for two spices derived from its fruit, nutmeg and mace.
It is also a commercial source of an essential oil and nutmeg butter. The California nutmeg (Torreya californica) has a similar fruit but is not closely related to Myristica fragans.
Nutmeg is the spice made from the seed of the fragrant nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) tree. The spice has a distinctive pungent fragrance and a warm slightly sweet taste; it is used to flavour many kinds of baked goods, confections, puddings, potatoes, meats, sausages, sauces, vegetables, and such beverages as eggnog. Nutmeg plants in Kerala is always availale.
Mature Height: 9-12 meters
Mature Width: 3-3.5m
Growth Rate: 7-8 years
Fruit Color: Pale yellow,Orange,or Tan
Year to Bear: 4 years
Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans