In the thirteen years since we first learned about moringa we have seen how quickly Moringa can grow, but we were still amazed when we saw this tree just 10 weeks after it was pruned.  This one is in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, it’s growing in sand and gets watered about three times a week.

Take a look at these incredible photos . . .

Moringa - May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013 – about 18 feet tall with a few leaves, flowers and seed pods at the top.

Pruning moringa

Lupe and Rick prune the tree to around 4-1/2 ft tall.

Just the stump

All leaves and flowers are gone, nothing left but the stump.

incredible growth

Aug 9, 2013 – 10 weeks later! The new branches are 7 to 9 feet long. That’s 1-1/4” to 1-1/2” of new growth PER DAY on each branch!

lots more leaves

There are 2 to 4 new branches at each cut. The increase in volume of new leaves is huge.

harvest time

Time to harvest some leaves.

moringa for the kitchen

Lupe and Mary Elaina take leaves home to use in their meals.

ready to eat

Washed leaves are stripped from the branches.


Moringa on tacos from our favorite taco stand.

fresh moringa!

Moringa in scrambled eggs for breakfast. Love the fresh Moringa!