Macadamia Trees

Trees are produced in nurseries by grafting accepted clones on to young seedlings, and they mature at around twelve years. They grow best using compost covered with mulch, and this fact makes macadamia a good smallholder tree as expensive inorganic fertilizers can do more harm than good.

macadamia tree

The nuts mature annually, and fall to the ground where they are regularly harvested and then air dried in shade.

* if well planted and cared for NMT have found trees bearing fruit within 2½ years.

** this figure refers to the mass of kernel and shell. Typical kernel mass is about 25% to 30% of the total. Kernel harvest can be between about 12 to 15 kg per year and the amount of crop varies depending on growing conditions, moisture and the kernel/shell separation process.

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