Top ten Cashew nut Producing States in India
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Which state is largest producer of cashew?
The production and productivity of cashew is highest in the state of Maharashtra. The highest average productivity of Maharashtra is 1262 Kg/ha. Andhra Pradesh and Orissa are the other two States in the 2nd and 3rd position followed by Maharahstra in the production of cashew in India.
Where are the majority of cashews grown?
You can grow cashew trees anywhere in the wet/dry tropics. The main producers of cashew nuts are Brazil, India, Vietnam, Africa (Tanzania and Mozambique) and South East Asia. Day temperatures for growing cashews should not drop below 10°C (50F), and cashew trees handle temperatures above 40°C (105F) well.
In which Indian state cashew nuts are grown?
The major cashew nut producing states in India are Maharastra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Goa and West Bengal. The cashew nut production of major producing states in India from 1990-91 to 2009-10 is shown in Table 1.
Which grade of cashew is best?
W – 240, it is an attractive grade which is reasonably priced. W – 320, are the most popular among cashew kernels and highest in terms of availability, worldwide. W – 450, are the smallest and cheapest white whole kernels and hence the favorite among low priced whole grades.
What do cashews look like on the tree?
Called the cashew apple, better known in Central America as marañón, it ripens into a yellow or red structure about 5–11 cm (2.0–4.3 in) long. It is edible and has a strong “sweet” smell and taste. The true fruit of the cashew tree is a kidney or boxing-glove shaped drupe that grows at the end of the cashew apple.
Can you eat the apple of a cashew nut?
The false fruit (called cashew fruit or cashew apple) is edible, but it is very perishable. It is often left to rot, but can be eaten raw, cooked, or used to make a liquor called feni.
Which country has the most cashew nuts?
The Top 5 Cashew Nut producing countries
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Where is Kaju found in India?
Maharashtra is leading in cashew production (198,000 MT) with 32.3% share. It is cultivated widely throughout the tropics for its kernels. In India, it is grown in the west coast, east coast and in a few plain areas in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. The highest productivity is noticed in Maharashtra.
How did cashew come to India?
Cashew was introduced to India by the Portugese between 1563 and 1570. The Portugese bought Cashew first to Goa and then spread this nutritional tree nut across the western region of India, and then further to South East Asia. And figures among the nine important tree nuts in trade the world over.
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