It all starts with a tree. On the wide-open plains of Africa grows a tree uncultivated by man. Scientists call it “Sclerocarya Birrea,” but it is more commonly known as the Marula tree. The tree is found mainly in warm, frost-free regions of subequatorial Africa.
During February, at the height of the African summer, the olive-green fruit of the Marula ripens to a light yellow hue with white flesh inside a large stone, and it is rich in vitamin C. As it ripens an intense tropical fragrance floats on the warm summer breeze and lures various species of wild animals from miles around. Herds of elephants travel for days to gorge themselves on the delicious ripe fruit. For this reason, the Marula tree is also known as “The Elephant Tree.”
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