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Trees with nuts for your garden

One more article in which we will refer to the main characteristics of nut trees. We will start talking about the Brazil nut.

Brazil nut, Coquito from Brazil
Scientific name Bertholletia excelsa.
It is one of the tallest trees in the forests of the Amazon. They grow naturally and wildly. The fruits are large, each of them can reach between one and two kilos, in which they are between 12 and 14 coquitos per nut. Coquitos can be eaten raw, roasted or salted. They are used in the preparation of chocolates, ice cream, pastry. The trees reach maturity and begin to produce fruit between 12 and 15 years, their stable cultivation can only occur at 30 years.

Pinions
Scientific name Pinus Pinea
It is a conifer that can reach 30 meters high. It supports droughts and frost well. Pineapples mature at the third year or in the spring of the fourth year after appearing. Pine nuts are consumed directly and are also used in some stews.

Pistachios
Scientific name Pistacia vera.
It is a small tree that develops slowly, the plant is characterized by being long-lived. According to some authors, it can live up to 300 years. It is a plant that is quite resistant to droughts and high temperatures. It does not support excess moisture. It requires receiving sun directly. This is one of the essential guidelines for trees to remain healthy, productive and vigorous.

Tamarid
Scientific name Tamarindus indica.
The Tamarido reaches 20 meters high. It requires zones of mild climates, being sensitive to cold. The fruit is presented in a brown sheath with a curved or elongated shape. The pulp of the youngest fruits are acidic, when they ripen they become sweeter, at that time they can be used in desserts, drinks or as a snack.

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