Moringa Tree Seeds (Moringa oleifera)
Family: Moringa (Moringaceae)
Hardy to Zones 9 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted plant and brought in for the winter
(Drumstick Tree) Fast-growing decidous tree native to northwestern India and cultivated throughout the tropics and subtropics. Moringa will grow outdoors in the US Zone 9 and warmer. Otherwise, protect from frost. Known as the “Drumstick Tree” in India, the immature seedpods are eaten as a food and used in food and Ayurvedic medicine. Traditional usage: anti-inflammatory , analgesic. The crushed seeds can be used as a phytoremediating filter for purifying water. The leaves are full of vitamin C, A, calcium, iron, potassium and protein. They are a good anti-famine food and have been used in cases of malnutrition. Moringa prefers full sun and dry, loamy soils. The tree grows very well in containerized culture, but requires sufficient root space, so large containers work best. Fill the container with equal parts organic compost, sand and pumice. The tree enjoys regular light watering when potted but must never be allowed to sit in water. Always give fast-draining soil, whether planting outdoors or in pots. Seeds are quite large. Sow the seeds in a pot of sandy potting soil, about 1/2 inch deep, and keep barely moist, very warm and in the light. Germination occurs in 1 to 2 weeks. Work seedlings up in pots before transplanting to large containers or the landscape. I have found that you are able to soak seeds in a bowl of water for 24 hours, wrap them in compost able paper towels in a ziplock and store in a cool, dark space for up to 7 days. The sprouts will begin to grow and can easily be transplanted into your ready made soil!
10 seeds per packet
Organic growing methods, NO GMO’s
Growing Tip Reference: Richard Cech