Moringa is easy to grow as an annual in the north! Resilient and fast growing, moringa is truly a wondrous addition to the garden. Leaves are a super superfood!
Easy to grow as an annual in the North! Moringa contains 46 antioxidants, 18 amino acids & is a complete protein. This is a very special dwarf variety from India. Unlike other varieties of moringa, this tree will remain short and is very well suited to container growing, which makes growing it in the U.S. much easier. Moringa is native to the tropics and the subtropics; container growing will allow you to bring your tree inside for the winter. This plant is prized for its very high-protein leaves, its rich concentration of minerals and vitamins, and its heavy load of anti-oxidants! Leaves, blooms, seeds and immature seedpods, called “drumsticks”, are edible; seeds are source of a high-quality oil. WARNING: Roots are reputed to be poisonous, do not eat!
- 8-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 14-21 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 80-90 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 3/4-1"
- Plant Spacing: 2-4'
- Frost Hardy: No
- Moringa oleifera
Growing Tips: Pre-soak seed in very warm water 2-3 days, rinsing often. Sow in pots or outdoors in warm soil. Sprouts promptly, blooms within 8 months. Overwinter container plants in frost-free conditions.