A commercial very productive cropper and may also be used as an evergreen specimen tree with new foliage being a coppery-green colour.
Rich in vegetable protein, very high in good oil, high in selenium – element often scarce in New Zealand soils which is good for male fertility. No Cholesterol but reportedly can reduce blood cholesterol if eaten regularly each week. Excellent snack food.
On a mature tree you can expect about 13-25kg of nuts per harvest.
Cutting grown plants so will fruit a lot sooner than the equivalent seed grown plant.
Consistent even watering, more when tree is very young
Prone to root rot, do not like wet soils though quite resistant to drought so a well-drained soil is required. Moisture stress can result in fruit drop. Water regularly and deeply during dry periods. Will handle a wide range of soil types from heavy to sandy
Balanced fertiliser twice a year, slightly lower in nitrogen if possible
Shelter from strong winds
Young trees need protection from frosts. Then they can handle down to -3°C. Wrapping trunks in cardboard or foil will help protect for first five years
1-3 years for grafted or cutting grown and 7-10 years from seeds
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