Moringa is a fast growing, drought resistant tree that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It is also grown in the tropics. The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are used to make medicine. The leaves and young seed pods are especially nutritious being high in vitamins and minerals. The entire tree can be utilized for various uses and is known as the Tree of Life throughout many parts of the world.
Plant in a hot sunny location protected from frost or consistently cold temperatures. These trees thrive in high humidity and heat and are extremely vigorous when grown in this type of environment.
|Tree Size/Habit||Upright, open growth to 30 – 40 feet tall|
|Fruit Shape/Size||Seed pods from 8 – 18 inches long|
|Fruit Flavor||Asparagus like (pods), green bean like but sweeter (bean)|
|Skin Color When Ripe||Green to brown depending on use|
|Fruit Season||Spring & Summer|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Water Needs||Regular water|
|USDA Zone||9 – 11|