Nuts

Cashews

April 28th, 2017|Categories: Nuts|

The Cashew Tree is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the Cashew Nut and the Cashew Apple, but it is frost-sensitive. It can grow as high as 46ft, but the dwarf cashew has proved more profitable, with earlier maturity and higher yields. […]

Pistachio

March 28th, 2017|Categories: Nuts|

The Pistachio a member of the cashew family, is a small tree originating from Central Asia and the Middle East. Pistachio seeds were a common food as early as 6750 BC and was one of the trees unique to Syria. […]

Brazil Nut

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Nuts|

The Brazil Nut tree can reach 50 metres high with a trunk up to 2 metres in diameter, making it among the largest of trees in the Amazon Rainforests and in Brazil it is illegal to cut down a Brazil Nut tree. It can live for 500 years or more. The bark is greyish in colour and is smooth. […]

Peanuts

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Nuts|

The Peanut, also known as the groundnut, is a legume crop grown mainly for its edible seeds. It is widely grown in the tropics and subtropics, being important to both small and large commercial producers. Despite not being a true nut, the Peanut is referred to as a nut for culinary purposes. […]

Almonds

December 27th, 2016|Categories: Nuts|

Nuts – (nuez) nuecesWe could not cover the subject of Nuts without looking at the Almond (almendra) as so many trees are grown and harvested in the area and Spain has one of the most diverse commercial cultivars of almonds. […]

Walnuts

November 29th, 2016|Categories: Nuts|

Walnut trees tolerate most soils, but prefer well-drained, fertile, moisture-retentive, alkaline loam (a soil that is not very clayey or sandy). Avoid frost pockets and exposed sites. Strong winds and spring frosts can damage foliage and flowers. […]