The Moringa Tree is fun to grow. The beautiful shade of green is addictive. When I saw my first Moringa trees, I was so taken by the vibrant color of green. When the Moringa tree first emerges, it looks like a miniature palm tree. Though 16 years have passed, I have never tired of planting Moringa seeds. I still love to see the new shoots emerge as the color of green soothes my soul. We plant every seed with a blessing and a kiss. We think of the health it will bring to the world. Our Moringa begins its life in this mindful way.
It is so rewarding to grow your own Moringa. It will grow in many climates other than tropical but it will be a shorter season. This is a seasonal plant and will go dormant in most areas unless you are growing it between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. That is the band that goes around the girth of the planet. It needs full sun and well draining soil. If you only have a warm summer, you can still grow Moringa. You must begin after the last frost. Because your season is so short, you should consider ordering the Moringa Yearling. The Moringa Yearling has already gone through one of our winters and so has a protective bark surrounding it. This root can be dug up and handled much like a tulip bulb. Its life force is very strong and can survive shipping. Moringa grows very fast and will give you one or two harvests in the summer, but the yearling will produce leaf much faster than a seed. For milder climates, you can have up to 7 or 8 harvests before it goes dormant.
The planting season is dependent on your zone. Check to make sure you are planting them at a time when they will flourish and grow. That means you should have full sun from 8am until 8pm. They will germinate most anytime but unless the weather is right, they will not thrive.
I have tried Moringa seed from many places including, India, Hawaii, Australia, and Nicaragua. The Moringa Seed from Nicaragua has been the best. They germinate quickly and have a high germination rate. I still have two barrels of seed from India, not high quality seed. The germination rate was so low. I will grind it down to make Moringa Seed Powder so it is not wasted. It is more expensive than other seed but it is important for me to have high quality Moringa seed for sale.
Moringa Seed has a protective outside hull. When it first emerges from the seed pod, the seed has wings, they were meant to fly. The inside kernel has a distinct pattern that is delicate and beautiful. Our Moringa Seeds for sale come with instructions. See the Grow Moringa section on this website for more information.
Many people eat the seed as a high energy boost. Many have experienced a clarity of mind and better focus. I eat it when I need to study or focus for long periods of time. This Moringa benefit is one of the most unusual of all other health benefits. I know of no other tree with this ability. Warning! It is very, very bitter and intense. Not for the novice health enthusiast.
Try this interesting experiment:
First have your guests drink a bit of water. I’ll tell you why later. Then give them a Moringa Seed kernel to eat (gently peal the outer hull away). Warn them that is is a very intense flavor. They can take small bits but have them eat the whole seed. The Moringa seed has many flavors and will fluctuate from ultra sweet to bitter to pungent and astringent. Once your guest has eaten the Moringa seed, have them drink water again. Have them report the sensation. It is amazing! I have people drink water first because they think I put sugar or honey in the water. People eat only one or two during an 8 hour day. Avoid eating the Moringa seed after 6pm.
Once you begin to live with Moringa, you will notice many changes. Make note of the effects and the health benefits you experience. We are able to disseminate information to others who are just beginning with Moringa. Email us with your testimonial so we can tell others. Your experiences will help others to learn and grow with Moringa.
Please be sure to watch our instructional video ‘How to Plant a Moringa Seed & Best Growing Conditions’ before you order your seeds!