So many people have called looking for this high-nutrient plant.
The leaves are rich in protein, vitamin A, B, C, and minerals.
A 100-g portion of fresh moringa leaves has 9.3 g of protein, 434 mg calcium, 404 mg potassium, 738 mg vitamin A, and 164 mg vitamin C.Feeding the high-protein leaves to cattle has been shown to increase weight gain by up to 32% and milk production by 43 to 65%. The seed contains 30-40% oil that is excellent for biodiesel. The defatted meal is 61% protein and can be used in water purification to settle out sediments and undesirable organisms.
Not able to take frost, but can be grown as an annual, for its abundant production of leaves.
BOTANICAL NAME Moringa olefera
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Seeds should be kept in a warm dry place until use, and not kept too long. When ready to start, gently pierce seed with a fingernail or pin and soak for 4 hours in warm water. Plant into individual pots or peat pots, using coco coir or a quality potting mix. Soil temperature should be above 75F. It is best if you use a heat mat under the pots and their waterproof tray. Place under lights or in a sunny window, making sure they don't dry out. Plant out in the garden when soil is warm.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Zones 9-10 or as an annual in all zones/Height 15'/Matures 5-7 yrs