Cashew Nut Plants

Description

Scientific Name:"Anacardium Occidentale". Cashew trees are attractive trees with large leaves and pretty, pink flowers. The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen that produces the cashew nut and the cashew apple. it can grow as high as 14 meters (46 ft), but the dwarf cashew, growing up to 6 metres (20 ft), The tree is large and evergreen, growing to 10-12m (~32 ft) tall, with a short, often irregularly shaped trunk. The leaves are spirally arranged, leathery textured, elliptic to obovate, 4 to 22 cm long and 2 to 15 cm broad, with smooth margins. Cashew nuts are a popular snack and food source. The cashew nut tree is native to Central and South America The best soils for cashew are deep, friable well drained sandy loams without a hard pan. Cashew also thrives on pure sandy soils although mineral