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The majority of commercially available soap nuts are harvested from the lower Himalayan Mountains in Northern India and Nepal. The trees thrive in higher altitudes on steeper slopes and poor soil. They grow prolifically in the wild, but can also be grown from seed and planted if necessary. Although they take up to ten years to bear fruit, they will bear a good crop each year for 70+ years before packing it in.

Last updated on Thursday, July 1, 2010 by Katie McIlveen