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MARULA

Botanical Name: Sclerocarya birrea
Description

Fruit is very juicy and aromatic and is the size of a small plum. It may be eaten fresh and the flesh has an extremely high vitamin C content. It may also be cooked to produce jam, juices and alcoholic beverages. It also has 2 small very tasty high protein nuts. It is a large, dioecious, deciduous tree which grows wild in northern South Africa.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Tropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Plants required to Pollinate

3 Plants (Male and Female)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May

 

Customer Comments on Marula

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Marula Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

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These love the heat. A friend has them in Geraldton WA. They are a pretty tree with blueish grey folage and grey bark. Ideal for Hot Dry sub/Tropical zones with minimal to no frost | Reville - Tabulam , NSW 08-Jul-2008

Marula

Marula stones are very easily sprouted on their intended growing sites by completely enclosing them in fresh manure: that from cattle is preferred, but horse, rabbit, pig and chicken will suffice. Marula trees are very frost tender. | Keith Taylor - Bloempoort, MP 31-Dec-2008
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Sclerocarya birrea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The history of the marula tree