Looking for Moringa Seeds

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  1. purecajn

    purecajn Junior Member

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    Wanting to try and grow Moringa Trees in my area. If someone out there has access too these wonderfully nutritious trees and can send me seeds for same (C.O.D.) I'd be deeply appreciative.
     
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    If you were closer, (I'm in FL) I'd give you a year-old tree already flowering! We are moving and giving away our container food forest.
     
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    Thats my luck. So close yet too far away.
     
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    I notice there is a number of different Moringa Species. Do they all have the same nutrition benifits?

    # Moringa arborea Verdc.
    # Moringa borziana Mattei
    # Moringa concanensis Nimmo
    # Moringa drouhardii Jum.
    # Moringa hildebrandtii Engl. – Hildebrandt's Moringa
    # Moringa longituba Engl.
    # Moringa oleifera Lam. (syn. M. pterygosperma) – Horseradish Tree
    # Moringa ovalifolia Dinter & Berger
    # Moringa peregrina (Forssk.) Fiori
    # Moringa pygmaea Verdc.
    # Moringa ruspoliana Engl.
    # Moringa stenopetala
     
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    # Moringa oleifera Lam. (syn. M. pterygosperma) – Horseradish Tree

    # Moringa stenopetala

    Are the two varieties most widely cultivated. The Oleifera is the best researched in terms of nutritional benefits. The Stenopetala supposedly grows bushier. My Oleifera are tall and leggy, but they are in containers and neglected.
     
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    TY all for the info and assistance given. I have seeds too oleifera and stenopetala comming. Just one more question. Is this plant a nitrogen builder and/or good for chop-n-drop?
     
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    Moringa is classified as a legume, but not nitrogen fixing. I'm sure with that deep taproot and nutritious leaves it would qualify as a dynamic accumulator, but it would seem a waste to chop & drop. I'd figure it makes more sense to cycle it through animals, including humans.
     
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    Moringa Seeds arrived today. Anyone out there have recommendations for sprouting these?
     
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    Soak in water 24 hours and put them in the soil. Believe warm temps are necessary for germination, so if it hasn't started to warm up over there either start indoors or be patient.
     
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    Thanks, but I already found some. Nice article though. They have aa dream, thats for sure. I guess I should have closed this post. But on a side note I'm having trouble with some of the seeds. I'll start a new title.
     
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    Hello, I have some Moringa trees growing in my garden and I have recently been reading about their super nutritional value - especially the leaves. Just wondering if anyone else grows it and how they use it? I always bought moringa seeds from a websites they provide me good quality seeds in reasonable rates..
     
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    I am studying about moringa tree and leaf since 5 month and now wondering how I can plant a moringa tree in my own personnel garden. I also would like to know what the benefits of getting moringa plant are; I know that this helps in hair problem and what else.
     
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    I heard they need to be planted pretty soonish maybe the seeds you got where old?
    Im planting my seeds today, fingers crossed they sprout ,I got them from the internet.
     
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    Sprouting was around 65%, but after putting in the ground my problems start. All but one of my Moringa stenopetala survived the winter leaving me 7 with the tallest standing about 4'. Unfortunately none of the oleifera survived the transplanting.
     
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    Did they germinate Grasshopper?

    Where did you get them? I've noticed a few on ebay and I'm looking to replace two Syzygium jambos that were infected with myrtle rust.
     
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    Sorry
    Got slack/side tracked
    Just planted 4 today in egg cartons
    Plan to plant the lot without disturbing the roots.
    I will plant 6 at the community garden directly into the ground next Monday.
    Will report back
     
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    LIAR! I joke.

    I have had 5/5 come up with mine in forestry tubes in the full sun. Potting mix and horse manure-based castings added in.
     

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