Moringa tree : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Hi, Anybody heard about this tree? Just received seeds today from ECHO. Eat the leaves like spinach-young pods like asparagus-grate the roots as horseradish. Reaches 9 to 15 feet in one growing season. First read about it when I was researching pig feed alternatives. OK, who has any experience with it? Am I wasting my time? Looks interesting and for $3.00 for 15 seeds, I figured what the hell. I'm planting them in my greenhouse after my nap. Sure would like some personal feedback on this. Thanks, Daryll

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, March 16, 2002


Daryll, What type of climate will this tree tolerate? Is it just for warm zones such as yours? Can you give us some contact info for the place you got them? They sound great. Probably to good to be true for me. With my luck, it's probably something tropical that would die at the first hint of frost. Let us know how it turns out.

-- Murray in ME (, March 16, 2002.

Hi Murray, Here is the web site address: go to the bottom of the page and click on moringa tree information. You're right it is a tropical plant. It freezes in my area (zone 8), I was thinking of growing it as an annual because it grows so fast and then taking cuttings and keeping them in my greenhouse until spring. From the info on it you can take a 3 foot cutting and in one season have seeds from it. Check it out it is an interesting plant. Daryll

-- Daryll in NW FLA (, March 16, 2002.

Thanks Daryll, I'll check it out.

-- Murray in ME (, March 17, 2002.

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