Tags: Heirloom Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: MORINGA OLEIFERA
Days to Maturity: VARIED
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Seeds Moringa Oleifera, also known as the drumstick, horseradish and ben oil tree
Species: M. oleifera
This tree can be a business opportunity. Since they grow fast when happy, they can be turned around in a short time and resold at various venues.
This is a tropical tree, but I have seen videos where people are growing them in their green houses.
Moringa is a fast growing tree that is used for its ornamental, edible and medicinal properties. The leaves, seeds, roots and oil are all used for various applications.
There are 100's of articles and videos on the internet that can explain some of the amazing benefits attributed to this tree. I make no claim to the edible or medicinal properties of this plant. I grow it for the ornamental use.
This is a very pretty tree that can bring a tropical look to the landscape. In some areas the tree is deciduous, but in our area it does retain some leaves over winter and then re-leafs in the spring.
The roots are suppose to taste similar to horseradish, but I have not tried them as of yet. They do smell like horseradish.
The leaves can be used raw, cooked, dried or in tea form.
The tree will start blooming in as little as six months. After the bloom a long pod that resembles a drumstick holds the seeds.
Thank you and happy gardening.
Story of this Seed:
I love this tree. It provides shade, food, medicine and the birds love it. I was given the seeds by my cousin whose family grew this plant on their farm for a couple of generations.
How I germinate the seeds in zone 9b. Please research to see how to grow this plant in your area.
I sometimes, but not always, soak the seeds for an hour or so in room temperature water prior to planting. I use a well draining potting mix. I pre-moisten the soil and plant one seed per cell and lightly cover and gently press to make sure there is good soil to seed contact. I keep in a warm place with good lighting and check the moisture to make sure the soil does not dry out.
Once the seedlings have reached several inches tall, I transplant into larger containers or into their final planting location. It is a good idea to only transplant the seedlings once. As they mature, they have a long tap root that does not like to be disturbed.
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United States (Zone 9b)
Established in 2009
0.50 acres in production