Candlenut

Candlenut growing tree of the genus Aleurites also known as Nuez de la India or Kemiri, Candlenut perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate.

Leaves color silver-green the top of the leaf is green the bottom is gray-silvery.

Flower color white-cream, the flowers grow in inflorescence.

Nuez de la India nut color is white-cream, outer shell green that become brown cracked mostly when the nut ready to eat; nutshell is brown and very hard to break.

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Candlenut
Candlenut plant
Candlenut tree
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Requirements for growing Candlenut:
Frost free (can survive light frost, few days)

What is the best way to start growing Candlenut:
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction in Candlenut?
No

Difficulties/Problems with growing Candlenut:
Fruit contain some toxic

When is the best time to plant a Candlenut tree:
All year (in colder climate spring)

Pests and diseases in Candlenut:
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When is the best time to prune a Candlenut tree?
After the fruit autumn - winter

How to prune a Candlenut:
Just for design

What is the size of a Candlenut tree?
7-20 m

Growth speed in Candlenut:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Candlenut Irrigation Water Management:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Candlenut:
Full Sun

It is possible to grow Candlenut indoor?
No

Growing Candlenut is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
No

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When does Candlenut bloom?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
White-cream, the flowers grow in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

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When does Candlenut yield:
Summer / Autumn

Pests or diseases in Candlenut fruit:
Woodpecker

What can be done with big quantities of Candlenut fruit?
Roasted, oil

Work requirements on the Candlenut fruit:
Crack the nutshell

How long does it take for a Candlenut to bear fruit?
5-8 years