The Macadamia nut tree belongs to the family Proteaceae. It is native to the coastal rain forest areas of Australia. Macadamia seeds were first imported into Hawaii in 1882 by William Purvis and macadamias have since become the most important tree crop in Hawaii. Total acres in macadamia production is 20,200 acres and Hawaii’s macadamia industry is valued at $175 million annually. Major production of macadamia is on the island of Hawaii (Big Island). Edible nuts are from two species of the genus Macadamia: Macadamia integrifolia (smooth-shell type) and Macadamia tetraphylla (rough-shell type). The macadamia nut industry in Hawaii, Australia, and many other producing areas is based primarily on the smooth-shell type. Considerable research has gone into selection and breeding of the best cultivars for Hawaii. More than 100,000 seedlings have been screened to produce the 7 perfect cultivars grown in Hawaii. Both species are attractive, evergreen trees, which with age can attain a height of 60 feet and a spread of 40 feet. They have shiny, green, holly-like foliage. The small, perfect, cream-colored flowers are borne in axillary racemes to 12 inches long consisting of several hundred flowers. Although there are a large number of flowers in each raceme, usually not more than about 10 nuts set and mature.
Fresh Macadamia Nuts, Raw In The ShellSKU: n/a.
$55.00 – $234.60
Big Island Macadamia nuts are a premium super-food nut. Our nuts are quality grown in organic super nutrient rich Hawaiian volcanic mineralized soils and are a source of essential nutrients including thiamine, vitamin B6, manganese, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and omega 7. These delicious nuts are an ideal food for McCaw parrots, hungry birds, angry birds, bakers, confectionaries and nut lovers the world over.
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