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Cashew Nut Tree


Anacardium occidentale

The Cashew Tree is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and apple accessory fruit. These trees can grow up to a height of 12 mts. Cashew nut trees are extremely frost-sensitive and enjoy temperatures of 25ºC.

Cashew nut trees need to cross-pollinate so best to buy at least two plants. The price for two plants is reduced to R700. Place your order, and the quote will be sent at the reduced rate.

 The c-shaped nut is attached to the lower portion of the conically shaped cashew apple. The cashew kernel is soft, white, and meaty in its raw form. When roasted, it changes colour and taste to be considered among the best nuts.

 Cashew apples and cashew nuts are excellent sources of nutrition. The cashew apple contains five times more vitamin C than an orange. It is also high in calcium, iron, and vitamin B1.

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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.

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