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 standard foodstuff, tasting rather like asparagus and quite easily digested as well as being very tasty. Beyond asparagus, virtually every part of the tree is useful in food and medicine. The tree enjoys regular watering 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.
10 seeds /pkt.