Moringa Tree

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Moringa oleifera

Moringa is a semi-deciduous tree to 8 m high and 3 m wide. It is a hardy, shrubby tree with fern-like leaves and white, fragrant flowers. The pungent roots are used as a substitute for horseradish; the young leaves are eaten as cooked greens and the immature pods have an artichoke flavour and are eaten in a similar way. The leaves are very nutritious, high in vitamins and with up to 38% protein. The flowers are attractive to bees. The seeds are used for water purification. The seeds germinate best between 25 to 30°C soil temperature, sow late spring in subtropical areas. It will grow in sun to partial shade but needs a well-drained soil. It is suitable for subtropical and tropical areas; unsuitable for temperate areas.

Grown using organic heirloom open pollinated seed, no sprays, no chemicals in organic nutrient rich soil with gypsum, volcanic rock, minerals and compost in trays. No blood and bone no fish.