Cashew Nut Tree

Anacardium occidentale

Cashew Apple hanging from tree By Ben Tavener (Flickr: Cashew fruits - Cajú) [CC BY 2.0] (Photo Credits)

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The cashew nut tree is native to Central and South America, the nut grows within an outer shell at the end of an edible fruit known as the cashew apple. The shell of the kernal contains a thick caustic oil which can cause severe burns and skin irritation on contact. Caution must be taken when shelling nuts and protective clothing is recommended.The tree is very attractive, it produces beautiful rose-coloured scented flowers in panicles, followed by the enticing red fruits. It can grow to 15 meters and favours dry tropical conditions especially in coastal regions. It is a fast growing and strong tree that will tolerate dry conditions once it is established. It is best grown in well drained sandy or sandy loam soils. They will not tolerate poorly drained soils and can be prone to damaged from strong winds.Cashew apples and nuts are highly nutritious, they contain high amounts of vitamin C and are excellent sources of calcium, iron and vitamin B1.

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Specifications of Cashew Nut Tree

Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Fruiting/Harvest Months September, October, November, December, , February, March

Extra Information

For Further Information:

Botanical.com
http://www.uga.edu/fruit/cashew.htm

 

Cashew Nut Tree Reviews & Tips

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Tim
6y ago

Carindale, QLD, Australia

Cashew Nut Tree

Bought two. One in ground died after a mild Brisbane winter. The one in a pot kept in shade house survived.

George Price
10y ago

Lancaster, TX

Cashew Nut Tree

I HAVE SOME CASHEW NUT SEEDS AND PLANTING FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR. I AM LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ON WHEN IS THE BEST MONTH TO PLANT THEM. I LIVE IN TEXAS

Colin Herbert
11y ago

Murray Upper, QLD, Australia

Cashew Nut Tree

Am interested to plant a few trees but can't find how far apart to plant them or row width. Any help please?

Maryann Connolly
12y ago

Morisset, NSW, Australia

Cashew Nut Tree

Be careful when handling the fruit as it will stain hands and clothing. The fruit is very delicious to eat.

Kerry Jackson
14y ago

Echuca, VIC, Australia

Cashew Nut Tree

Pour some starch on the nut before you pick it off the tree and it has a more salty taste

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