Cashew

  • Scientific name:  Anacardium occidentale

 

  • Place of origin: Brazil
     
  • Description: Tropical tree growing to 12m while the dwarf variety grows to 6m.
     
  • Grow best: In bright sun, in sandy or laterite soil.
     
  • Use: Fruits processed into drinks while the nuts are valuable condiments in butter, cheese, other delicacies or just eaten as nuts or even in making oil. Even the shell of the nuts are used in various small industries .
     

 

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