Nutmeg trees can grow in USDA zones 10-11. As a tropical tree, nutmeg likes it hot, in mostly sunny locations with some dappled shade. Choose a protected site if your area is prone to gusty winds. Nutmeg trees should be planted in rich, organic soil with a medium texture and low salinity.
Also asked, where do nutmeg trees grow?
Nutmeg, (Myristica fragrans), tropical evergreen tree (family Myristicaceae) and the spice made of its seed. The tree is native to the Moluccas, or Spice Islands, of Indonesia and is principally cultivated there and in the West Indies.
Furthermore, can you eat nutmeg fruit?
Nutmeg is the rarest of spices. Its woody balls are the stones or pips of fruits that plump from the nutmeg tree, the beautifully named Myristica fragrans. You can eat the fruit, too, if you're lucky enough to get it: in Sulawesi they sugar it, then dry it in the sun so it partially ferments.
Is mace and nutmeg the same?
These two are from the same fruit of the nutmeg tree Myristica frangrans. The nutmeg is the oval-shaped pit, which is the fruit, and mace is the bright red webbing that surrounds the shell of the pit. I find that nutmeg does have a sweeter more delicate flavor and fragrance than mace.
Why is nutmeg banned in Saudi Arabia?
Due to the fact that nutmeg has hallucinogenic properties, and also has some disputed medical benefits, it has been classified as a drug in Saudi Arabia, and not as a spice. This classification of a drug, and the fact that it can be used to get you stoned off your face, has rendered nutmeg illegal in Saudi Arabia.