|MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA - Macadamia Nut, Queensland Nut |
An Australian tree, with holly-like leaves, that grows well in a moist organic soil and will survive temperatures of 24°F. Seedlings bear in 5-7 years. The fruit is borne in a case enclosing a extremely hard spherical nut. The kernel is whitish, sweet and eaten raw or roasted. The flowers are white to cream and the leaves are in whorls of three. Propagation is by seed, grafting or air layering. Grown commercially.