Position – Cashew Nut trees enjoy well-drained sandy soil. These are tropical trees and will thrive in a very hot climate. Ensure you have sufficient space for this tree as the roots spread over 4m laterally and 2m vertically from the soil surface.
Size – Cashew Nut tree roots can grow up to 14 mts in length. Planting distances for the first three years should be 8 x 5 mts. After that, a more permanent distance is recommended, between 10 and 12 mts apart.
Soil – Cashew nut trees enjoy slightly acidic soil with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5.
Mulch – Mulching with black polythene is beneficial to increase the growth and yield of cashew nut trees. Dry grass, small pebbles, or stones can also be used for mulching.
Harvesting – Cashew nut shells are attached to the bottom of the apple, forming fully in the dry season. These nuts are twisted and removed from the apples by hand.