The Malunggay (Moringa oleifera) from India which produces extra-long fruits is now being multiplied in big numbers at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal.
This variety produces a lot of fruits that are as long as 24 inches or even longer. The leaves as well as the fruits are used as vegetable just like the native variety.
The fruits are excellent for cooking Ilocano pinakbet together with a lot of other favorite vegetables like eggplant, alokon, pepper, stringbeans, tomato, patani, sigarilyas, okra, pigeon pea, batao, gabi tuber and others.
Plants grown from seed will bear fruit in two years. Earlier, the leaves could also be harvested for cooking. The leaves are excellent for cooking with mungo and soupy dishes. They could also be dried and powdered for various uses.
You can contact 0917-841-5477 or Rose at 0915-434-4216 for more information on the availability of seedlings.