Macadamia

$40.00
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Tree Description: Macadamia nuts are among the most expensive, highest quality, and hardest to crack nuts in the world. Commercial production of the nut is concentrated in Hawaii and throughout sub-tropical Australia. The nuts are commonly used in baking, but they are often eaten fresh or roasted as well. They are typically about the size of a quarter, and require a vise or a hammer to open. Avg. Height x Width: 20' x 20'. Varieties: Arkin Papershell, Beaumont, Dana White. Season: September to December. Damage Temp: 27F.

Scientific Name: Macadamia integrifolia

Common Name: Macadamia Nut

Family: Proteaceae

Relatives: Almonds, pecans, walnuts

Origin: Australia

Distribution: Native to coastal rainforests of central east Australia (New South Wales and Queensland). Introduced in other parts of tropics, as Ceylon, and commercially grown in Hawaii and France, at medium elevation. 

History: Macadamia nuts, native to Australia, were first planted in Hawaii around 1881. ... The nuts soon became popular with Hawaii residents, but they were not planted commercially until 1921.

Importance: Macadamia nuts are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Their potential benefits include weight loss, improved gut health, and protection against diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease