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Botanical Name: Macadamia integrifolia x M. tetraphylla ‘Beaumont’
This tropical tree produces edible nuts that are a rich source of thiamine, vitamin B6, manganese, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. They have a creamy texture and nutty flavour that’s enhanced by roasting. This particular hybrid selected for the Tucker Bush range is the ideal “garden variety”, a fast and prolific fruiter, producing nuts that are easier to shell than most commercial varieties.
Macadamia (also called the Queensland nut, Hawaii nut, bush nut, maroochi nut and bauple nut) is a world-famous Australian native nut, first traded by Aboriginal Elder King Jacky of the Logan River clan (QLD), who is credited as being the first known Macadamia entrepreneur. But it was an American plant collector who introduced this delicious produce to the world, jumpstarting international demand for the buttery nut in all the forms we know and love today. Suited to warm and tropical climates, Macadamia can be found from the northern parts of the country to as far south as southwest WA.
Bush food has sustained generations of Aboriginal peoples for centuries, and today represents a rich and vibrant history in the culture of this land. The Tucker Bush range aims to introduce a truly local flavour to the modern suburban home.
Macadamia nuts are slow to ripen, taking just over 6 months from when the intensely fragrant pink flowers first bloom in the Spring.
Mature nuts will fall off the tree when they’re ready and should be collected off the ground as soon as possible. Expect a long harvest period, lasting from around March until June.
For best results, choose freely draining soil in a full-sun position. Protect young trees from frosts and strong winds. Mulch around the base of the tree in summer.
Macadamia belongs to the Proteaceae family, along with Greveillea, Banksia and Hakea. Like them, this species will need a low-phosphorus slow-release fertiliser. We recommend a light application once a year at the end of Winter.
Store Pickup: We currently do not ship/post any plant life or oversized + bulky products such as pots. These items are Store Pickup (Click & Collect) only at our store in Warrandyte, VIC, 3113. Secure Online, Pickup Later with our store pickup option on the cart page.
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