|ANACARDIUM OCCIDENTALE L. - CASHEW APPLE.|
Cajueiro, cashew apple, kasjoe appel, pomme cujou, jambu mete, jambu terong, marañon.
The Cashew apple is a bushy, low branched tropical tree, growing up
to no more than 30' tall.
The leaves are oblong - oval.
Cajueiro has yellow - pink flowers.
The fruit is a so called pseudo fruit (or "false fruit") since the true fruit is the cashew nut: that is
The receptacle becomes fleshy and plump.
It has a waxy yellow, red or orange skin.
It is juicy, acid to sub acid.
In India, this juice is distilled into liquor called feni.
The receptacle is used against sore throat.
Anacardol and anacardic acid
(oils from this plant) have activity against Walker carsinosarcoma.
A decoction of the bark is used
against severe cases of diarrhea.
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USDA zone 10 - 11.
Due to recalcitrant nature of the seeds, they have a short
viable life, can not be dried well and can not withstand low temperatures.
Full sun, grown well on poor soils, pH.: 4.3 - 8.7.
Does not tolerate
frost; so plant in frost free areas.