Moringa oleifera, commonly referred to as Moringa, Malunggay, Horseradish Tree or Vegetable Tree, it is a fast growing drought resistant tree with slender drooping branches. Grows well in most soils, including sandy soils in semi-arid tropical and subtropical areas, and tolerates poor soil and coastal areas.
Native to the Himalayas, it is widely cultivated worldwide from Africa to Central and South America, Asia and Pacific Islands.
All parts of the vegetable tree is usable and edible. To avoid stringiness, use young tender leaves and immature seed pods to steam like spinach, use in soups and stir fry dishes; seeds in immature seed pods are eaten like peas or beans.
Highly nutritious plant. Significant source of Beta-Carotene, Vitamin C, Protein, Iron and Potassium.
Easy and simple to grow. Plant seed 1″ inch deep in 1/2 gallon pot or bag; transplant into ground or large pot when seedling reaches 1′ – 2′ ft. in height. After establishing one good tree, no need to plant from seed anymore; plant by cuttings 6″ to 8″ long, branches are cut and stuck into soil in planter bag.
Seeds packed fresh on date of purchase with planting instructions included. Planting information assistance is gladly provided on request.