Cajuil or cashew, the fruit of a spectacular tree

Cashew

Are you one of those who enjoys eating nuts while watching a movie? If so, the cashew, also known as cashew, are on your preference list, right? It is very easy to find for sale, but… don't you know which plant produces it?

If you want to discover the mystery, and know how to take care of it to be able to taste its freshly picked fruits, here is your file 🙂.

Origin and characteristics

The cashew, known as cashew, cashew, cashew, cashew, cashew, caguil or merey, is a evergreen tree originally from the Amazon region from the northeast of Brazil, southeast of Venezuela and part of Colombia and Peru. It grows to a height of 7 to 20 meters, with a more or less straight trunk about 30-35cm thick.

Its leaves are large, simple and opposite, measuring 20cm long by 15cm wide, with a beautiful green color. The flowers are grouped in terminal panicles, are reddish in color and can be female or male. The fruit is edible and consists of a fleshy part with an acid and astringent flavor, rich in vitamin C, and the nut that is rich in protein and fat.

What are the cares?

If you want to get a copy, we recommend providing the following care:

  • Location: outdoors, in full sun or in semi-shade.
  • Land: grows well in acidic soils (pH 6) to neutral and limestone (pH 7 to 8), rich in organic matter.
  • Irrigation: frequent. In summer it is necessary to avoid that the land remains dry, and the rest of the year it must be watered every 3-4 days.
  • Subscriber: during the warmer months it must be paid with organic fertilizers, such as guano (you can buy it here!).
  • Planting time: in spring.
  • Rusticity: it does not support cold or frost.

What uses does it have?

  • Ornamental: the cashew is a very decorative tree that also provides an interesting shade.
  • Culinary: the fruits once roasted - they cannot be eaten raw as they have a toxic oil - they have an exquisite flavor.
Cashew tree

Image - Azueroearthproject.org

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  1.   Syria said

    Hello a week ago I planted the cajui or merey tree and today its leaves are withered, what do I do? I have watered and fertilized it. It measures approx. 1 meter