MALABAR CHESTNUT

MALABAR CHESTNUT

Pachira aquatica
Member $8.50
Non-Member $10.95
With a broad buttressed stem and decorative palmate leaves, the Malabar Chestnut makes an attractive potted specimen, both indoors and out. The delicious nuts of this subtropical tree may be eaten raw or roasted. The raw nuts taste somewhat like peanuts, and develop a complex chestnut flavour when cooked. Up to fifteen nuts are formed within each woody pod, swelling as they ripen to eventually burst free. The flowers and new foliage of this plant are also edible, and flour can be made from the ground nuts.
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PLANTS: WCHML
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Growing Information

Heat Zone 5.0 - 14.0
Height To 5m
Position in FULL SUN/PART SHADE
Harvest in Oct - Dec
Pot Size: Tree Pot
Cold Zone 10 - 13
Width To 3m
Seasonal watering as necessary
EVERGREEN

Growing Tips

Open up your plant parcel as soon as it arrives. Place your plant in a light, airy position and give it some water.

MALABAR CHESTNUT

Pachira aquatica
Member $8.50
Non-Member $10.95
With a broad buttressed stem and decorative palmate leaves, the Malabar Chestnut makes an attractive potted specimen, both indoors and out. The delicious nuts of this subtropical tree may be eaten raw or roasted. The raw nuts taste somewhat like peanuts, and develop a complex chestnut flavour when cooked. Up to fifteen nuts are formed within each woody pod, swelling as they ripen to eventually burst free. The flowers and new foliage of this plant are also edible, and flour can be made from the ground nuts.
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PLANTS: WCHML
Due to quarantine, cannot post to Overseas
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