Terminalia kaernbachii is a majestic tree native to Papua New Guinea, growing to be a big tree taller than twenty feet with small trees between ten and twenty feet. This tree not only looks beautiful with its off-white flowers but is also edible. It promises abundance with high quality edible nuts and needs a bit of sunshine for full growth.
Terminalia kaernbachii produces high quality nuts which are similar to almonds. These nuts have an excellent and mild almond-like flavor, so they can be eaten raw, roasted, or baked - greatly increasing the edible range of these nuts. Being one of the most nutrient-rich foods, okari nuts contain healthy fats, minerals, riboflavin, and vitamin E and are known to be high in potassium and protein. Depending on the size of the tree, it can potentially produce 40-50 kg of edible nuts, making it a valuable component to any harvest.
Being a tree native to Papua New Guinea, Terminalia kaernbachii prefers sunny areas and plenty of water, however it is also quite resilient when it comes to its growing conditions and can flourish in locations ranging from sea-level to an altitude of 1100m. Generally, okari nuts require regular waterings but, if planted in a pot and grown in colder regions, waterings need to be moderated - allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. With proper planting and growing care, Terminalia kaernbachii can be a beautiful addition to any garden while providing edible and nutritious fruits.