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Roger's tree pick: Macadamia

 

Last updated 4/26/2012 at Noon

Young, small nuts, along with flowers, develop on branches from a macadamia tree.

The macadamia tree comes to us from down under in the land of koalas and kangaroo, Queensland, Australia. It is botanically classified in the Proteaceae family which is a large genus containing proteas, leucdodendrons/grevillea, banksia, hakea and lots more.

The tree is evergreen and is flowering at this time of year with cascading stems of mini-flowers that when pollinated either by wind, birds or insects will set the hard shell fruit and the mature nuts that will be ready for harvesting next winter.

Macadamia trees are very adaptable and truly enjoy the full sunlight and well drained so...



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