A native of
tropics. The fruit of the tree, called a "Cashew Apple"
is delicious, but only a small percentage is shipped to
market for local consumption. Each fruit has one nut on
the lower end growing outside the fruit, somewhat like
a handle. The nut is contained in a hard curved shell
about 1/8" thick, which also contains a toxic resinous
material. Therefore, all cashew nuts must be cracked
and cleaned before coming into the
Prices fluctuate widely according to demand.