Macadamia – an Australian nut gone international

Macadamia nuts are also known as Australian nuts, Queensland nuts, as well as bush nuts. The nut originated from Australia but is now also commercially cultivated in Hawaii, California, South Africa, and some parts of South America.

Macadamia trees where originally grown for ornamental purposes. The macadamia tree grows to about 15 meters in height. In general, the tree reaches maturity and begins to produce fruit at around the seventh year of plantation.