Marula growing tree of the genus Sclerocarya also known as Amarula, Marula perennial evergreen to semi-deciduous plant, also used as ornamental shade plant, grow in desert, mediterranean or subtropical climate
Leaves green to light green, ovate shape grow in pinnate structure
Flower mostly grow in groups the color is green-yellow, the size 1-2 mm the flowers can separate to female and male flowers on separate trees.
Fruits are yellow-green and juicy, the seed edible as nut
Requirements for growing Marula:
Need male and female trees
What is the best way to start growing Marula:
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction in Marula?
Difficulties/Problems with growing Marula:
Need male and female tree
When is the best time to plant a Marula tree:
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases in Marula:
When is the best time to prune a Marula tree?
Autumn / Winter
How to prune a Marula:
Branches that grow down, more prune for design
What is the size of a Marula tree?
Growth speed in Marula:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Marula Irrigation Water Management:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Marula:
It is possible to grow Marula indoor?
Growing Marula is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Marula bloom?
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
Green flower mostly grow in groups, the size 1-2 mm the flowers can separate to female and male flowers on separate trees
Thinning / Deadheading of Marula Blossom:
Mostly cause there is not male in the way
Pollination is done by:
Bees, rarely self-pollinators
When does Marula yield:
Summer / Autumn / Winter
Pests or diseases in Marula fruit:
Mediterranean fruit fly, Fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Marula fruit?
Eat raw, alcohol, juice
Work requirements on the Marula fruit:
Traps from mediterranean fruit fly
How long does it take for a Marula to bear fruit?
Ripening of Marula fruit:
Better to collect the fruit from the ground