To be quite honest we have lost count but Fredrick our manager at SEEDS Mongu has planted over 900 in January 2018 alone.These are the trees he has planted so far in January 2018.
180 Marula tree seeds- Elephants love them too!
Marula is a medium sized tree belonging to the Brachystegia genus. This tree is mainly found in Miombo Woodlands in different regions of Africa. It is a deciduous tree belonging to the same family as cashew, mango and pistachio. The fruits of this tree are the main source for “Amarula Cream Liqueur” and other alcoholic beverages. The seeds are consumed as nuts by humans, Elephants and rodents.
The Marula fruits can be eaten both raw and cooked and used to prepare a delicious jam. Leaving them to ferment you can prepare a powerful alcoholic drink, a kind of home-made beer called Buganu in Swaziland.
In Namibia through a different method a liquor called Ombiké is produced and in Mozambique a very full-bodied wine called Ucanhe.
On the international market it is very popular the Amarula, a liqueur produced in South Africa made with Marula fruit, alcohol and cream; it is the second best-selling product in the world in the category of liqueur creams.
The bark has healing properties and is used in malaria prophylaxis and for the treatment of intestinal disorders. Chewed, it facilitates digestion.
The roasted kernels are known as Food of Kings for their delicacy.
The leaves are used as a spice and for dressings.
49 Golden Berry seeds good for prostate
These flavorful, little gems are bursting with tart deliciousness. They Bolster your immune system, reduce stress and anxiety, promotes digestive health, fight inflammation, detoxifies the body, delivers antioxidants, and keeps hunger at bay.
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500 Masuku tree seeds-
Masuku (Sugar Plum) are a sweet wild fruit that grows on the Musuku tree (scientific name: Uapaca kirkiana). The sweet fruit has a peach or plum taste. Its fruit can be used to make fruit juice and jam. It is also popular with bees who use its nectar for making honey.
14 Bags of Irish potatoes so they would not be eaten by the moles
40 banana trees-donated by a farmer whom we give other types of seeds to.
Many cassava bushes- a food staple in Barotseland
9 cashew trees in ground & 11 in black bags and 9 lemon trees
50 Mazauli trees
This tree, famous for producing hardwood timber known as Rosewood, is now under threat, as members of the Zambian Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (ZPCC) discovered recently.
The Muzauli (Rosewood) tree, whose scientific name is Guibourtia coleosperma, is a semi-deciduous, near evergreen tree that grows up to 182cm in diameter and about 24.5 metres high. Muzauli thrives in Kalahari sands. The tree flowers between December and March, giving way to beautiful and lightly scented white blossoms that attract myriad birds, insects and reptiles.
Traditionally, it is used as a source of food as well as medicine for chronic wounds. The poles and bark are good for construction, and this is what has apparently put the tree under threat. We are trying to rectify that by planting them again.
Pumpkins and even white ones-Also Known As: albino pumpkin, ghost pumpkin, Snowball, Casper, Lumina, Baby Boo, Cotton Candy Pumpkin. The skin is slightly thinner than an orange pumpkin but the orange flesh inside has satiny texture and sweet pumpkin taste an is excellent for baking. In Africa they eat the leaves in their relish.
Also 49 Pomegranate seeds planted but no pictures yet sent from Mongu Barotseland.
I have not shown all the trees or vegetables he has planted in 2018 as this blog would be too long.
We are looking forward to updates from Mongu and hope you are as well.
Thanks for reading!
From all of us at SEEDS!
Our manager Fredrick is a hard working man and we are so thankful that we have him.
He is so good at multitasking, he is talking on two phones at the same time!