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Malabar Chestnut Tropical evergreen tree reaching 3-4m in height and bearing green pods

Malabar Chestnut

Pachira aquatica

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Tropical evergreen tree reaching 3-4m in height and bearing green pods of brown chestnut like seeds.

FEATURES: Large, white spiked flowers form a medium sized green pod containing rows of brown chestnut-like seeds which taste similar to peanuts. When roasted or fried the seeds have the flavour of chestnuts.

CONDITIONS: Prefers a well drained position in full sun and slightly acid soil.

Malabar Chestnut Pachira aquaticaFOR BEST RESULTS: Fertilise in Spring after fruiting. Avoid frosts when plant is young. Provide adequate water during Summer.

PLANTING IDEAS AND USES:

• Seeds can be ground into flour for bread making