Kaju not only tastes good but also offers many health benefits. Have a look at the Best Types of Cashew Nuts that you can grow in India!
Kaju grows inside apple-like fruits categorized according to grades. Have a look at the best Types of Cashew Nuts by the ICAR government organization of India.
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Best Types of Cashew Nuts in India
These cashews are of medium size and with an average weight of 4-5g. Its average yield is about 8-10 kgs per tree with W 400 kernel grade.
The average yield of this variety is 8-11 kgs per tree. The nuts are comparatively smaller in size, with an average nut weight of 3-4g.
Released in 1980, the average yield is 9-11 kgs per tree with 4-5g of nut weight. It has 19.0% of protein with W 400 of kernel grade.
Native to the South Arcot District of Tamil Nadu, this variety has a mean yield of 6-8 kgs per tree. Its kernel grade is W320 and has 4-5g of average nut weight.
This national variety was collected from the Changelpattu district of Tamil Nadu. It is well adapted to a wide range of soils and yields 6-8 kgs fruits per tree with 4-6g of nut size.
The early flowering variety produces nuts of 6-8 g approx weight. Having an average yield rate of 9-10 kg per tree, the tree flowers between December to February.
This variety produces bold nuts with an 8-10g weight. It has a good yield rate of 10-12 kgs per tree and flowers mid-season.
8. Jhargram 1
It has a compact canopy with branching growth. The nut weight of this variety is 3-5g, whereas the yield rate of this variety is 8-9 kgs per tree.
9. Jhargram 2
This mid-season flowering variety has a yield rate of 12-14 kg/tree. The tree’s average nut weight is 8-10g, with a kernel grade of W 180.
10. Vengurla 1
Released during 1970, the tree variety has an average yield rate of 19-20 kg on every tree. This early flowering variety produces nuts with 6-8g weight.
Vengurla2 has a nut weight of 4-5g with an average yield rate of 24-25 kg per tree. Known for its short fruiting and flowering phase, its kernel grade is W 320.
12. Goa 2
With an average yield of 5-7 kgs per tree, the average weight of this nut variety is 9-10 g. This variety is selected from the Ela village of Goa that has a W 210 kernel grade.
13. Goa 1
Developed by the ICAR Research Complex of Goa, this cashew tree variety has an average yield of 7-8 kgs per tree. The tree belongs to the Balli village of Goa that produces nuts with 7-8g weight.
Sulabha variety produces bold nuts with a mean weight of 9.8 g. Their trees have a compact canopy with intensively spreading branches and produce nuts with a kernel grade of W 210.
Flowering between November to January, this variety features a 13-14 kgs/tree yield. Producing medium-sized nuts with 6-8g weight, their kernel grade is W 280.
The variety has a yield of 17-18 kgs/tree and has 2-3 g of the kernel weight. This hybrid cross variety bears nut with a kernel grade of W 210.
The variety has a yield of 9-11 kgs per tree and bears nuts with a mean weight of 10-11g. This hybrid variety produces nuts with W180 kernel grade.
This late flowering variety produces medium-sized nuts with 5-6g weight. It has an 8-9 kgs/tree yield rate; this cashew variety has W 240 kernel grade.
19. Ullal 1
Selected from the Taliparamba district of Kerala, the variety has an average yield of 14-16 kgs/tree. The nut weight is 6-8g with a W210 kernel grade.
This hybrid is early flowering with a long fruiting duration. It produces big kernels and bold-sized nuts with 12-13g weight.
Released in 2006 in Karnataka, this is a mid-season flowering variety. Its nut and kernel weights are 7-8 g and 2-3 g, respectively.
22. NRCC Selection1
This late flowering variety has an average yield rate of 9-10 kgs/tree. Moreover, its medium-sized nuts have a 7-8g weight with a W210 kernel grade.