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This photo is for vivienne who was asking about my moringa pruning. Its here in case anyone else is interested, I cut the whole tree back to chest height in winter and it regrows lots of branches to harbest

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Comment by Vivienne Hallman on August 27, 2020 at 22:57

A couple of weeks after pruning and there are 5cm shoots of new growth already.

A really amazing tree.

Comment by Vivienne Hallman on August 27, 2020 at 22:45

This is my pruned moringa, down to about 2m from nearly 5m.

I planted this tree as a small seedling about 2 years ago.  It grew very

slowly at first and then just took off.

 

Comment by Doug Hanning on August 21, 2020 at 18:39

Think this one is 3 years old Cheryl. They grow very quickly in summer but need water

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on August 21, 2020 at 15:34

Not even my trunks are as thick as your branches, WOW, looks like its a long term project

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on August 15, 2020 at 23:54

Holy heck!  

Comment by Vivienne Hallman on August 14, 2020 at 19:19

Thanks Doug good that your tree branches from near the base, lots more spots for new growth.  Have you ever grown seedlings from the seed ?

Comment by Dave Riley on August 14, 2020 at 19:00
That's good to know.
I have a few Moringas but they are so slow growing in my sand.
They are incredibly slow!
Been in for years and still look like saplings.
I do cut back. Maybe I need to be savage...and do it more often.
Comment by Janet Fong on August 14, 2020 at 18:41
I give my moringa a brutal prune every year around this time.
Comment by Christa on August 14, 2020 at 18:05

Good cut back, I believe the whole tree can be eaten, but I am not sure how you would use the branches.  The big pieces can be grown as cuttings if you know what to do.

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