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Anacardium occidentale

marañon nacional, cashew

Family

Anacardiaceae

Native to

native to Panamá

Type

tree

Height

medium (5 - 20 m/16 - 65 ft)

Height (m)

5 - 12

Speed of Growth

medium

Deciduous/Evergreen

evergreen

Flower Color

green, light yellow

Flowering Time

January, February, March, April, May

Fruiting Time

January, February, March, April, May

Difficult Conditions Tolerated

Degraded Soil

Edible / Medicinal

Edible fruits, Edible leaves, roots, seeds, bark or flowers, Medicinal

Other Uses

fence posts, firewood

Wildlife Attracted

bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, monkeys

Ecosystem Services

erosion control

Ease of Propagation

easy

Best Method of Propagation

cutting, seed

Tips for Cultivation

The sapling requires about 5-6 months in the nursery to reach a size suitable to be transplanted onto the field.