Sclerocarya birrea

Marula Nuts after harvest By Raymond Johnson [All Rights ReservedUsed By Permission] (Photo Credits)

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.


Specifications of Marula

Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 3 Plants (Male and Female)Learn about Pollination

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

Marula Reviews & Tips

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Yadeep M B
3y ago

Wayanad, Keral


Hi my name is yadeep M B i am from Kerala (India) how can i buy marula plant for my farm and how to care marula plant ?

Keith Taylor
12y ago

Bloempoort, MP


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.

13y ago

Tabulam , NSW, Australia


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

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