Cashew trees are attractive trees with large leaves and pretty, pink flowe Now grow your own cashew tree at your home. What makes it special:
- The cashew is an attractive, erect,evergreen tree.
- Delicious and nutritious fruit and nuts.
- Perfect plant for outdoor garden.
Anacardium occidentale is evergreen tree and grow up to 6 to 12 m tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, leathery textured, elliptic to obovate. The flowers are produced in a panicle or corymb up to 26 cm long, each flower small, pale green at first then turning reddish, with five slender, acute petals.
Actually, the drupe develops first on the tree, and then the peduncle expands into the pseudofruit. Within the true fruit is a single seed, the cashew nut. Although a nut in the culinary sense, in the botanical sense the fruit of the cashew is a seed.
||20 inch (51 cm)
||6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||6 to 12 meter
||Pale green to reddish
||November to April
Planting and care
More than 6 hours of sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Do not over-water the plant.Apply water preferably in morning or evening.Application of FertilizerLoosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (June-Aug).Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.For re-potting procedure click here
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.DontsDo not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
Kaju Tree care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||More than 6 hours of sunlight and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
||Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content
||20 to 35 degree Celsius
||Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (June-Aug).
Kaju Tree special feature
The cashew apple looks very attractive with its red cheeks. It s high in Vitamin C, refreshing, very juicy, but a bit acidic. And it leaves a furry feeling in your mouth.
Kaju Tree uses
- Fruits and seeds are edible