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Our garden nutmegs.

I had only heard about nutmegs when I was reciting that nursery rhyme ‘I had a little nut tree….” Little did I know that I will have my very own tree. 

This tree is many years old.  We had to plant two of them as that is what the rule said about nutmegs and their pollination.  

We do not have to harvest them per se.  They just fall and we need to pick them up.  This happens during the rainy season  We have to dry them up too before storing them. 

The outer red cover which is known as mace has a good price.  We sell both the nutmegs and the mace. 

The nutmeg tree is a haven for birds.  It is a joy to listen to their chirps. You can listen to their chirps here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v1lOu1DBdo

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