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I have a new cashew tree

Some of you may have read a post I wrote about the cashew tree that we had for twenty years which died due to termite invasion. I did not plant anymore but saw a sapling close to the one that had died, a few months later.

This sapling has now grown into a medium sized tree and there are flowers on it. By the end of Feb or so I will see cashews on it. Last year I did spot one but now I see many flowers.

Living with a cashew tree is great fun. Each morning visiting that tree and picking up fruits and using them to make wine and juice is an interesting activity. There will be more birds and squirrels now as they simply like to perch on a cashew tree and sing their praises to the Lord.


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motrojam wrote on January 15, 2016, 11:59 PM

Trees are nice. We planted guyabano a few months after moving to our home but it is still little.

LeaPea2417 wrote on January 16, 2016, 12:03 AM

That is so nice that the small sapling has grown and that there are flowers now on it.

lookatdesktop wrote on January 16, 2016, 12:59 AM

I always wondered what one looked like. Now I know.

bestwriter wrote on January 16, 2016, 1:36 AM

Each tree has it is own time to yield. A cashew tree needs about 3 years.

bestwriter wrote on January 16, 2016, 1:39 AM

I have a video - an obituary to our dead cashew tree. You can watch it here



https :// www . youtube . com / watch ? v = metnL5QRXUM

Last Edited: January 16, 2016, 1:51 AM

MegL wrote on January 16, 2016, 1:45 AM

I have eaten cashews but never heard of wine or juice from them before!

bestwriter wrote on January 16, 2016, 1:52 AM

Both the wine and juice taste delicious.

bestwriter wrote on January 16, 2016, 1:53 AM

I have posted a link on my dead cashew tree. You can watch the video

CalmGemini wrote on January 16, 2016, 4:02 AM

Good photo and video. There were four or five cashew trees in our college grounds.Looking forward to seeing photos of the fruits,cashews and the visiting birds.

bestwriter wrote on January 16, 2016, 5:28 AM

They will soon be there. I shall certainly click a few pictures for you.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 16, 2016, 9:37 AM

Glad the tree is growing good for you.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 16, 2016, 11:58 AM

My father and mother would be happy if a cashew tree were to grow in their garden. Years ago they had two large, beautiful pecan trees in their yard that yielded pounds of nice hard-shelled pecans every autumn. Sadly, within three years, both were struck by lightning and died.

JohnRoberts wrote on January 16, 2016, 2:30 PM

That is very cool. In nature's scheme, termites fed off the old tree but a new sapling arose to take its place. That is balance.

bestwriter wrote on January 16, 2016, 5:43 PM

If you have the time do watch this video

https :// www . youtube . com / watch ? v = metnL5QRXUM

bestwriter wrote on January 16, 2016, 5:45 PM

Nature has its way which sometimes goes well with us but not always.

crowntower wrote on January 17, 2016, 2:23 PM

I love Cashew! Hehehehe. My friend has it in their farm, we pick it from the tree and then cook it and ate them, but we don't cook a lot of it, because their neighbors will get mad, because they say that their chicken gets a flu when it smells the smoke from the cooking cashew.

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2016, 10:14 PM

That smoke is really bad. We do not roast them at home. We sell the seeds but the cashew apple is used to make juice and wine.

vanGogh wrote on January 21, 2016, 10:59 PM

alas, i know that the tree abound here, because it is readily available at the markets and by the roadside, but poor me, i won't be able to recognize one when i see one; now I know. thanks