Planted at 2-3 m spacing within the row and 12-15 m spacing between the rows. Withstands dry periods and poor soil. During the dry months, weeding is necessary. Fertilizer recommended and pests/diseases management may be necessary after trees start producing fruit. Removal of dead/diseased branches necessary. Thinning should be done after ~5 years and lower branches can be pruned. Long lived tree.
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
The tree produces tannin, fruit, nuts, oil, and spice. The cashew apple is eaten fresh or mixed in fruit salads, a drink is prepared from the juice, and young leaves and shoots are eaten raw or cooked. Treats ailments of the skin, and is used for mouth washes and laxatives.
- Erosion Control
Flowers attract insects.