Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Blooming Malunggay

I stayed at this weekend and had some time with the plants in the backyard. The malunggay  (moringa) tree is blooming in green leaves. It is an exceptionally nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of potential uses. The tree itself is rather slender, with drooping branches that grow to approximately 10 m in height. In cultivation, it is often cut back annually to 1 meter or less and allowed to regrow so that pods and leaves remain within arm's reach. I have lots of the leaves to use for cooking  as this is one of the favorite green leafy vegetable. Thanks for the good weather that brought my malunggay tree  into bloom.

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