Cashew Nut Tree

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

This product is not California Certified.

$ 91.00
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When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

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Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

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Scientific Name: Anacardium occidentale

Common Names: Cashew Nut, Cashew Apple

Overview: The Cashew Nut Tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen prized for its delicious nuts and ornamental value. Originating from Brazil, this tree boasts glossy, leathery leaves and produces kidney-shaped nuts attached to cashew apples, which are juicy and sweet when ripe. Ideal for warm climates, Cashew Nut Trees thrive in well-draining soil and full sun exposure.

Reaching heights of up to 40 feet, these trees make a striking addition to any landscape, offering shade and beauty. Cashew Nut Trees require minimal maintenance once established, making them a low-effort yet rewarding choice for home gardeners and orchardists.

Description

Caring for your Cashew Nut Tree

Cashew Nut Trees (Anacardium occidentale) are tropical evergreens prized for their delicious nuts and ornamental value. Originating from Brazil, these trees are not only a source of tasty cashews but also provide shade and beauty to landscapes in warm climates. Growing and caring for Cashew Nut Trees requires attention to their specific needs throughout the various stages of their growth. Here’s a comprehensive care guide to help you cultivate healthy and productive Cashew Nut Trees.

Light

Cashew Nut Trees thrive in full sun, requiring at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily to produce abundant fruit. Choose a planting location that receives ample sunlight throughout the day, preferably with southern or western exposure for optimal light exposure. Adequate sunlight is essential for photosynthesis, flower formation, and fruit development. Insufficient light can result in poor fruit yield and may also lead to leggy growth and weak branches. Ensure that surrounding structures or trees do not cast shade on the Cashew Nut Trees, as this can hinder their growth and productivity. If planting in a location with partial shade, select a spot where the trees will receive the most sunlight possible, especially during the morning and early afternoon hours. Providing the proper amount of sunlight will help your Cashew Nut Trees thrive and produce a bountiful harvest.

Soil

Well-draining soil is essential for Cashew Nut Trees to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Sandy loam or sandy clay soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.5 is ideal for optimal growth and fruit production. If your soil is heavy or clay-like, amend it with organic matter such as compost or aged manure to improve drainage and fertility.

Water

Cashew Nut Trees have moderate water needs, especially during their establishment phase. Water newly planted trees deeply and regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Once established, reduce watering frequency but ensure the tree receives adequate moisture during dry periods. Mulching around the base of the tree helps retain soil moisture and suppresses weeds.

Fertilization

Cashew Nut Trees benefit from regular fertilization to support healthy growth and fruit production. Apply a balanced fertilizer with a higher potassium content (such as a 10-10-20 NPK formulation) every 2 to 3 months during the growing season. Avoid over-fertilizing, as it can lead to excessive vegetative growth at the expense of fruiting.

Pruning

Pruning Cashew Nut Trees is essential to maintain their shape, remove dead or diseased branches, and promote airflow and sunlight penetration within the canopy. Prune during the dormant season, preferably in late winter or early spring, before new growth emerges. Use clean, sharp pruning tools to make precise cuts, and avoid removing more than one-third of the tree’s canopy at once to prevent stress.

Pest and Disease Management

Cashew Nut Trees are relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but they can still be affected by common issues such as aphids, scale insects, powdery mildew, and root rot. Monitor your trees regularly for signs of pests or diseases, and take prompt action to mitigate the problem. Use organic or chemical pesticides and fungicides as needed, following the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.

Harvesting

Cashew Nut Trees typically start producing nuts within 2 to 3 years of planting, although full production may take 5 to 7 years. Harvesting usually occurs once a year during the dry season when the nuts are ripe. Wear gloves when handling cashew nuts, as they contain a caustic resin that can cause skin irritation. Carefully remove the nuts from the cashew apples and allow them to dry thoroughly before storing or roasting.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

30 ft – 40 ft

Spacing

40 ft

4 reviews for Cashew Nut Tree

  1. Kristi J. (verified owner)

    Looks great. My son was so excited. Wrapped well. Currently sunning herself!

  2. Emily Parslow (verified owner)

    you were wonderful

  3. Dietrich C. (verified owner)

    Plantvine surpassed my expectations, my ordered plant arrived on time and in good condition. Will definately be ordering more in the future;consider me a regular customer!

  4. DENYSE M. (verified owner)

    I love it! This perfect for my garden! Thank you

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