Malabar Chestnut Fruit and flower
The Malabar Chestnut Video
Fully grown malabar chestnut growing at tropical fruit world in NSW Australia
Malabar Chestnut For Sale
Leaf of the Malabar Chestnut
Malabar Chestnut For Sale (Size: Medium) (Grown from Seed)
Malabar ChestnutPachira glabra
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Specifications of Malabar Chestnut
Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones
Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m
Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes
Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)
Water Requirements Moderate Watering
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 Years
Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)
Preferred Soil Type Poor Drainage (Clay)
Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)
Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April
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Customer Tips & Reviews Malabar Chestnut
The plant is well established, beautifully trained to grow as a tree. The only thing if at all, is there are several insect bites on the leaves so I had to trim some off, & the rest sprayed with mild antibacterial soap/water mixture.
We bought a small tree from Daley's in early 2019, planted it out within six months. It sat stunned, in poor clay soil, for quite a while. Now in Jan 2022, stretched to 4.5 m, it is flowering and fruiting. We are looking forward to tasting the nuts.
We have two trees , both doing well. All through the long dry spell. 2020. These trees did not get watered,but are still doing o k both have fruit on.
I ate those nuts (fruit of Malabar Chestnut) on the most remote island Rapa in French Polynesia. One of the best tasting nuts I've ever tried. I will plant those trees now in Australia in my own backyard. Hopefully they will grow nicely.
Malabar chestnut will tolerate frost inland from bundaberg qld. We had a few cracker frosts this year and absolutely no damage. The tree is 10 feet tall and is flowering at this time.
Nice for shades on garden, edible fruits are so tasty
CAWONGLA, NSW, Australia
I love this tree, related to the boabs it has a fat bum and gorgeous scented flowers that open at night.. The peeled raw seeds are a little like a cross between green peas and raw cashews, they are a little fiddly to get into but make a great snack.
Malabar Chestnut ( MT )
I have 3 trees in my orchard, now 3 yrs old. have had 2 pods last year and now have 5 pods growing. they got frosted badly last year lost all leaves, but came back well in spring. I live in the western downs of Queensland, near chinchilla.
Mistakenly chopped down, growing back well ,also grown from the seed, which have a nicer flavour than peanuts. Yet to try the flowers or leaves. Growning in partial shade.
Inala, QLD, Australia
Interesting flavour, nicer than raw peanuts. Tree is quite striking when mature.
MANLY WEST, QLD, Australia
Height .5mts (18/01/2012)Height 1.8 mts (20/11/2012)Height 6 mts (29/11/2017) The tree has loads of pods on all the time . I cannot recommend this enough . I was really impressed with the postage of this plant from Daleys . Not a mark on it . It is po...
GORDON, NSW, Australia
Struggling a bit.Still growing slowly - likes lots of waterThis plant is really struggling after 4 years, have moved to a new location with more sun.Move didn't work it is now deceased.