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Fruit and nut trees are special and unlike vegetables they will produce for a lot of years with a better return on effort than anything else in the garden.

In addition to fruit and nut production these trees can be value for shade, timber and as a support for climbing plants. Their crops are good sources of vitamins, minerals, fats and protein and make perfect snacks for kids.

While the planting location of a tree is highly important for a successful production of fruit and nuts, when selecting a fruit tree or a nut tree from your local nursery, some additional factors you should consider are:

* tree shape and size
* taste, texture and use of fruit
* time of harvest season
* disease and pest resistance.

Multi-Grafted trees are an alternative for small gardens where space is limited and several types of fruit are desired.

olive grove

olive grove

Fruit and Nuts

Fruit and Nut Bearing Trees are Value for Money on Effort.

Persimmon

Persimmon

Sustainable Garden

Sustainable Garden

Trees provide great ecological, economic and cultural values.

A Garden with Fruit Trees, Nut Trees is a Fulfilling, Meaningful and Worthy Undertaking.

Fruit and Nut Tree Enthusiasts

Backyard orchardists are generally small-scale agriculturists of rare and exotic fruit and nut trees and/or plants. However, some of their growing methods and innovative practices are uniquely suited to both the small-scale enthusiast and the commercial growers.

  • Saba nut | Guyana Chestnut – Pachira edulis

    Saba Nut, Pachira edulis, is a sub-tropical, tropical nut bearing tree, indigenus to the Amazon River basin, also known as Guyana Chestnut. It is a medium sized fast growing, up to 5 meters tall but much taller in the wild It is a multi stemmed evergreen, grown in many parts of the world.

    The Saba Nut is cultivated chiefly for its edible nuts (seeds); however, it also makes a desirable potted indoor plant or outdoor specimen for all coastal and inland climates.

    Pachira edulis leaves are bright green, narrow fingered, elliptically formatted. The white, fluffy flowers are large, oddish, shaving brush shaped, very fragrant and ornamental. They are 8-10cm long and self-fertile.

    Saba nut Fruit

    The fruit of the Saba Nut are large, oval, woody green five-valved pods containing numerous brown, hairy nuts (seeds); that mature usually towards the end of summer. The capsules alter their color and break open open when the nuts are ripe.

    The nuts can be consumed raw or cooked. When consumed raw they taste more or less like peanuts while roasted they taste like cashews or chestnuts. Raw nuts can keep for months in a cool, dry place.

    Saba Nut Propagation Methods

    Tree propagation is by seed or cuttings. It is a very tough plant that is drought and disease tolerant. The plant will do well in full sun to light shade. It needs well drained soil. Nut Production starts within a few years from planting.

    The plant makes an ideal food tree and also well worth considering for landscaping. Pachira edulis is a member of the family Malvaceae the genus Pachira.

    Saba Nut, Pachira edulis

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    Published on June 30, 2010 · Filed under: Nut Trees; Tagged as: , ,
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