Macadamia Nut Tree 10L (Beaumont)
Beaumont Macadamia is a hybrid that originated in Australia. New leaves appear reddish, flowers are bright pink.
Macadamia nuts have a very hard seed coat enclosed in a green husk that splits open as the nut matures. It holds a creamy white kernel containing up to 80% oil and 4% sugar. When roasted it develops a uniform color and texture.
Macadamias do best in full sun, although in hot climates partial shade can be beneficial. Windy locations should also be avoided.
Mature macadamia nuts will fall to the ground from late autumn. It is best to harvest fallen nuts, since shaking the trees to dislodge the nuts may also bring down immature nuts. Trees start bearing fruit from approximately 5 years of age.