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Pistacia vera, Pistachio

Pistacia vera

Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: Western Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterDeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The pistachio is a broad, bushy, deciduous tree which grows slowly to a height and spread of 25 to 30 feet, with one or several trunks.The reddish, wrinkled fruits are borne in heavy clusters somewhat like grapes. The seed is rich in oil and has a pleasant mild flavour.

Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.

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