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For the development of potential investment opportunities the three main uses of Moringa can be summarized as:
  • Dried leaf powder for human and animal consumption
  • Oil for cosmetic/beauty products, human consumption and biofuel
  • Leaf, twigs and press cake as animal fodder

Our farm is nestled along the magnificent Crocodile River. The farm is ideally located for Moringa tree farming with the correct climate and available water supply. Trees take six to eight months to reach leaf yielding maturity after planting, and leaves can be harvested every three month thereafter.

The plan is to plant 500,000 Moringa trees over ten months. Trees will be planted in rows half a meter apart yielding ten thousand trees per hectare. Ideally three to four months from planting trees, harvesting will commence with a maximum of six to eight months.

It is expected, that each tree will produce 1kg’s of leaves (wet harvest). Thereafter, trees will be harvested every three months. These leaves will be washed and dried (24-36 hrs) after which they will be milled into powder form. 250,000 trees will produce 30 tons of powder, three times per year, equating to R7 million per year, at the expected wholesale price of R80 per kilogram. (excl. packaged)

In Africa a multi-purpose crop, such as the Moringa tree, will benefit the food, beauty, biofuel and several other industries. Several reports from Southern Africa strongly support that this “miracle tree” would benefit the rural communities of Africa in which large scale plantations will provide substantive real employment opportunities and provide a sustainable income for marginalized communities. Moringa produce can be consumed or sold as a food source, cooking oil, fodder, biofuel, as well as contribute to the improved quality of water supply in rural areas. This tree is a suitable candidate for commercial establishment in different areas in Africa, as it, despite mostly naturally occurring in the tropics and subtropics, can tolerate higher temperature extremes and/or survive light frost and tolerates a wide range of soil and rainfall conditions.

What Items Can You Buy In Bulk?

Stems

Stems

  • Generally straight, can be poorly formed
  • 1.5-2m before branching begins

Branches

Branches

  • Umbrella shaped canopy
  • Branches grow in disordered manner

Leaves

Leaves

  • Alternate, twice or thrice pinnate leaves grow
  • Mostly at the branch tips
  • 20-70 cm long
  • Long petiole with 8-10 pairs of pinnae each bearing two pairs of opposite, elliptic or obovate leaflets and one at the apex, all 1-2 cm long

Flowers

Flowers

  • Pleasantly fragrant
  • 2.5 cm wide
  • Produced profusely in axillary, drooping panicles 10 to 25 cm long
  • White or cream colored and yellow-dotted at the base

Fruits

Fruits

  • Three lobed pods that hang down from the branches
  • 20-60 cm in length
  • When they are dry they open into 3 parts
  • Each pod contains between 12 and 35 seeds

Seeds

Seeds

  • Round with a brownish semi-permeable seed hull
  • Hull itself has three white wings that run from top to bottom at 120-degree intervals
  • Each tree can produce between 15,000 and 25,000 seeds/year
  • Average weight per seed is 0.3g
  • Kernel to hull ratio is 75:25
How can these elements be used?
Part of Plant Used Preparation Value
Food
Young Leaves Cooked, raw or powdered Source of Vitamin A, B, C, Calcium, Protein, Iron, Amino Acids
Young Green Pods Boiled
Dry Seeds Ground into powder for seasoning
Roots Cooked
Resin Thickening agent
Flowers Cooked or raw
Oil Raw
Medicinal
Bark Prepared in different ways depending on the treatment Can be used in the treatment of: Anemia, Anxiety, Asthma, Blackheads, Blood Impurities, Blood pressure, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Chest congestion, Cholera, Colitis, Conjunctivitis, Cough, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dropsy, Dysentery, Eye and ear infections, Fever, Glandular swelling, Gonorrhea, Headaches, Hysteria, Intestinal worms, Jaundice, Lactation, Malaria, Pain in joints, Pimples, Psoriasis , Respiratory disorders, Scurvy, Semen deficiency, Skin infections, Sore throat, Sores, Sprain, Stomach ulcers, Urinary disorders, Wounds
Gum
Leaves
Seeds
Roots
Pods
Flowers

OilWater PurificationBiogas

Part of Plant UsedPreparationValue
Feed
LeavesForagingAvailability in dry season, high protein
Seed KernelsFeed CakesHigh protein, Can be prepared after oil extraction
SeedsLubricantAs a lubricant for fine machinery such as timepieces because it has little tendency to deteriorate and become rancid and sticky
SeedsCooking Oil 
SeedsCarrier oil for cosmeticsIt has a capacity to absorb and retain volatile substances and is therefore valuable in the perfume and cosmetics industry for stabilizing scents
SeedsThe press cake, following oil extraction, is pulverized and added to waterThe cationic polyelectrolytes neutralize the colloids in muddy or dirty water since the majority of these colloids have a negative electrical charge. This protein can therefore be used as a non-toxic natural polypeptide for sedimenting mineral particles and organics in the purification of drinking water, for cleaning vegetable oil, or for sedimenting fibers in the juice and beer industries.
TreeMixed with water and processed in biogas reactorAverage methane content 81%

Alley Cropping

Part of Plant UsedPreparationValue
Plant Growth Enhancer
LeavesUsed in the form of a foliar sprayUse of the growth hormone spray will also cause the plants to be firmer and more resistant to pests and disease. Plants that are treated with this growth hormone spray will also produce more and larger fruit and will consequently have a higher yield at harvest time
TreePlanted between food crops
  • Pruning can be used as mulch, can be easily established
  • Is fast growing and therefore produces much biomass
  • Is deep rooted without many shallow, lateral roots
  • Sends out new growth rapidly after repeated severe pruning
  • Provides useful by-products
  • Has high protein (nitrogen) content in the foliage
  • Has a loose canopy preventing excessive crop shading
Erosion controlCan be planted in areas where erosion is prevalent to limit the removal of topsoil and secure the ground with the deep rooting system
TreePlanting in areas vulnerable to erosionEasily established, fast growing

How can you buy in bulk?

Our process is simple – send us an email of what you would like to order as well as the quantities. We will then send you a quote! Should you be happy with the quote, we take payment upfront and will deliver to your doorstep.

WE HARVEST OUR PLANTATION UP TO FOUR TIMES A YEAR, WHICH MEANS YOU REAP THE REWARDS OF BUYING IN BULK FROM US. MORE THAN JUST ONCE, FOR MORE THAN JUST ONE ELEMENT OF OUR MORINGA TREES!

How do we take care of our plantation?

We consider the following when we grow our Moringa trees:

Soil:
  • Well drained (not waterlogged)
  • Flat
  • Previously worked / easily cleared
  • Nutrient rich
  • Fenced off area (not essential)
Climate:
  • Gap in the rainfall in the year, minimum annual rainfall 250mm with maximum at over 3,000mm
  • No frost or hail
  • High average temperature
  • High number of sun hours throughout the year
  • Subtropical
  • Direct sunlight