Indian Gooseberry Phyllanthus Emblica Amla Aamla Nelli Amlika Usiri Seeds The Amla or 'Indian Gooseberry' is a small leafy tree that grows throughout India and bears an edible fruit. This fruit is highly prized both for its high vitamin C content and for the precious oil, which is extracted from its seeds and pulp and used as a treatment for hair and scalp problems. The amla fruit is often referred to as the 'Indian Gooseberry' because of its edible but tart taste. Another common use of this fruit is in medicines and tonics since it is extremely rich in vitamin C. In fact, it is documented that the amla fruit, on a per kilo basis, is the world's richest source of vitamin C. Amla is found in most parts of India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and China. It is grown in marginal soils and various kinds of degraded lands such as salt affected soils, ravines and dry and semi dry regions. It is moderately fast growing, medium sized tree and in India, cultivated widely in farms /gardens and homesteads for its fruits, considering the fast growing demand from the Ayurveda Industry . Seed pre-treatment - No pretreatment is compulsory, however soaking the seeds in water for about 12 hrs before sowing improve germination. Generally the seed germination period is 24 to 50 days. Germination starts in 24 to 27 days and almost 80-85% seeds will sprout with in nearly 50 days . The plants become ready for transplanting with in 3-4 months. The tree begins to yield fruit from the third year onwards and the productivity levels are good. Aamla tree is considered as one of the precious plants in the fast growing Ayurveda concept /industry and Interestingly this plant hardly required any concentration / fertilization / watering for growth and better fruiting, it will give returns for years punctually once the plant survived the initial years.