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Anacardium occidentale, Cashew Nut, Cashew Apple, Caju

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 Anacardium occidentale
Family: Anacardiaceae
Cashew Nut, Cashew Apple, Caju
Origin: Brazil
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterIrritatingEdibleSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The actual fruit is the nut, the apple is a swollen stem. Cashew apple is eaten fresh or stewed. Has a sweet-astringent taste. Nut itself is caustic until roasted. Must be roasted outdoors because fumes are irritating. Very fast growing under favorable conditions, it may fruit in container, within 2 years from seed. Tolerates very poor soil and drought, as well as salty wind.

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 Anacardium occidentale, Cashew Nut, Cashew Apple, Caju

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Anacardium occidentale, Cashew Nut, Cashew Apple, Caju

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Ravi Nayak
Nashua NH, USA
22 Jul 2012
Hi,

I am from India now living in the USA. The cashew tree flower have a mild fragrance, it is strong when on a cashew growing farm with many trees.

Ravi Nayak
Rod Gates
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
USDA Zone:9a
27 Nov 2011
When they say of the Cashew,
"This is not an easy plant. Do not order, if you aren't [an]experienced plant grower."--they really, really mean it, folks. Have y'all read their similar warnings about the clove and nutmeg? Well, I--a professional tropical-ornamental horticulturist with 35+ years' experience--ordered all three plants at once.
Alas, our purchasing agent--We're at a large hotel in the French Quarter in New Orleans, with extensive tropical plantings--made the order to his attention, not to mine, and then took a few days off. So the three plants sat in their long, tubular box--upside down!--for 2 1/2 days in our reservations office--after their overnight trip from Punta Gorda.
All three plants came out of their superb packaging looking perfect: big,robust, and well-grown; then the nutmeg collapsed within hours. The autopsy revealed--unsurprisingly--extensive root- and basal-stem rot.
The presumably more-delicate (and much-more-expensive)clove and nutmeg, however, survived their ordeal unscathed!They're thriving and growing 5 months later.
I'll order another cashew--but I'll make very sure it comes to my attention next time.
I only fault Top Tropicals for not doing what the big wholesale growers do: have 'Live Plants: Unpack immediately!' all over their shipping boxes. (And writing 'This Side Up' on more than one side of the box would've been nice, too.)
Rod Gates
New Orleans
Drasaid
austin, TX, USA
USDA Zone:8
9 Aug 2007
The juice of the cashew fruit (actually the panicle or stem, swollen between the cashew proper and the branch) is an interesting tart taste; best described as 'adult'. I bought some by mistake but kept drinking it anyhow.
DanNewsome
Waterford,Ca
USDA Zone:9
14 Feb 2006
Would you have cashew seeds for sale for a hundred or so.Thanks.Dan


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Cashew nut, Cashew Apple. Small size tree that will produce fruit within 1-2 years; will successfully fruit in container. The actual fruit is the nut, the apple is a swollen stem. Cashew apple is eaten fresh or stewed. It has a sweet-astringent taste. Nut itself is caustic until roasted. Must be roasted outdoors because fumes are irritating. Very fast growing under favorable conditions, it may fruit in container, within 2 years from seed. Tolerates very poor soil and drought, as well as salty wind.
This plant does not take shipping well. After shipping it may drop leaves, recovers under proper care. Shipped on customers risk. We guarantee healthy plant to be shipped, but no replacements or refunds. We provide the best packaging. You may contact us for express shipping.
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Anacardium occidentale - Cashew - seeds

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Cashew nut, Cashew Apple. Small size tree that will produce fruit within 2-3 years in tropical, frost free environment. Will fruit in a pot, too.
This item excluded from free shipping because of large size and weight of the seeds.
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Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
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