Yes, it's morula time again and this year our tree has gone crazy. We have a male and a female tree in our garden. The female tree is just next to my office and I've been spending the last few days feeling like I'm being bombarded with bombs. Morula fruit make a big sound when they fall on the roof, bigger than their size might dictate.
Yesterday I collected a 20L bucket of fruit and used it to make some juice, four 2L bottles of it. I just wash them, boil them with some water, mash them up and use a strainer to remove the seeds and skins. Very nice! And apparently between 4-8 times the vitamin C as citrus fruits.
Need to buy some jars and get making jam again. I still have the problem of getting the thickness right so I need to discover a method that is more reliable than guessing when to stop boiling the jam.
But as you can see from my tree - it is loaded. This photo was taken after collecting the 20L bucket of fruit.
I did a bit of research about morulas last night. One of the articles I read said that morula trees are very resistant to drought because they store water from the previous rainy season in their roots, which I found fascinating.
(In my research I also found this article on the website Humanitarian News. It is something from my blog, the very article I linked above about my attempts at making morula jam but now it is written by Ndesanjo Macha. Is this even okay? It was written by ME!!!)