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Anacardium occidentale


Order: Sapindales
   Family: Anacardiaceae
            Genus: Anacardium
                        Specie: Anacardium occidentale

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained sandy soil

Features: Flowers in summer; fruit follow

Uses: Nut production

Zones: 11-12

Description: At the time of the Spanish Conquest the cashew was found growing through most of the tropical American lowlands including the West Indies, but even then it had apparently been spread by cultivation so that its precise origin is uncertain. It was taken to

Growth Habit: Spreading canopy

Comments: One of the world's most popular nuts

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