How to grow Cashew tree

Cashew tree grow and care – tree of the genus Anacardium also known as Anacardium occidentale, Cashew tree perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 12+

Leaves color green when they young are red, the leaf in obovate shape grow in roseate structure.

Flower color white or pink, the flowers small with five petals on the pink flower some cultivars have stripes of pink or white, the flower grow in clusters.

Fruit call Cashew tree apple the fruit color can be: red, green, orange or yellow, the fruit are juicy in apple or pear shape.

Cashew tree Nuts

Nut white in kidney or half-moon shape the nut is not real nut but consider and used as nut the “Nutshell” is toxic.

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How to grow Cashew tree growing and care:

High humidity, more than 10 C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
The fruit and the shell of the nut contain toxicity

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
6-12 m, 20-40 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White or pink flowers, the flowers small with five petals on the pink flower some cultivars have stripes of pink or white, the flower grow in clusters.

Pollination is done by:
Self or cross pollination by bees and other pollinators

Edible Nuts

Nuts harvest season:
Winter / Spring

Nuts pests or diseases:
Birds, bats

What can be done with big quantities of Cashew tree nuts?
Eat raw, juice, from the nuts raw or roasted

Work requirements on the nuts:
Collect from the tree

How long does it take to bear nuts?
4-5 years

Scientific name:

Anacardium occidentale

How to grow Cashew tree

Cashew tree


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
  • Edible Nut
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Juice
  • Spreads & Sauces
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13