Five years ago I planted a Moringa oleifera tree, known in Thai as marum, on one side of my house. It began flowering when it was about three years old and since then has been flowering heavily most months of the year. Although I have seen insects pollinating the flowers, they never developed into fruit.
COLOURFUL SIGHT: Poinsettia bloom in the short days of the cool season.
I have another marum tree in my backyard. I have never seen it bear flowers; it got so tall that it towers over my house. One day, using a saw at the tip of a bamboo pole, I cut off the branches leaning towards the roof of the house. Only when the branches fell to the ground that I realised the tree had lots of fruit.
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