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Schinziophyton rautanenii, Ricinodendron rautanenii, Manketti Tree, Mongongo Nut, Feather Weight Tree

Schinziophyton rautanenii, Ricinodendron rautanenii

Manketti Tree, Mongongo Nut, Feather Weight Tree
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: South Africa
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterDeciduous plantEdible

This tree is especially tolerant of drought and salty soils. For those looking to grow the Manketti Tree (<>Schinziophyton rautanenii), it thrives in full sun and only needs moderate amounts of water once it is established. This deciduous tree can reach heights of more than 20 ft. It is generally hardy in USDA Zones 9-11. Despite this, it can also tolerate cold temperatures and some of the trees have been seen growing in pots in colder regions.

The edible fruits of the Manketti Tree are an important food source for many African nations. The fruits are about the size of a small peach and reddish brown at maturity. They are fleshy with a sweet, sugary taste. The oil from the nuts provides many health benefits, including the prevention of various diseases. The Manketti Tree can produce up to 1,000 fruits per tree per season, and the oil from the nuts can be used for cooking, in cosmetics, and in traditional African healing.

This native South African tree is an important part of many African cultures, both for its edible fruits and its oil. It is a large, spreading tree that can provide shade and nourishment and is easy to grow in a wide variety of climates. The oil from the nuts gives many healthy benefits and can be used in a variety of applications.



Schinziophyton rautanenii, Ricinodendron rautanenii, Manketti Tree, Mongongo Nut, Feather Weight Tree


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