In 1994, the Guinness Book of Records set aside a separate category for the world’s largest cashew tree called Maior Cajueiro do Mundo located in Natal, Brazil. The gigantic tree has grown from a combination of two genetic tissues. Such tissues allow the branches of the tree to grow outwards rather than upwards. Gradually, the branches tend to stoop towards the ground and eventually form into a root. This new root further grows into a new tree.
The massive tree occupies 80,000 square feet of land or roughly two acres. It is estimated to be around a thousand years old. One can climb a tower to view this tree from a vantage point or for that matter, even climb up through the roots.
You can heartily go and pay a visit to this enormous work of nature. However, beware of the orange caterpillars. These gorgeous looking insects are poisonous. They swamp over the tree seasonally and are a size of a finger.
The beauty of this tree is that it produces 60,000 pieces of cashew fruit each year. To some people it may come as a surprise that a cashew nut is not the fruit but a single nut that is attached only to the bottom of the fruit.
It is quite interesting. Even there was an article that said that an aeroplane was made to fly from Bandra by an Indian, during 1890 or so, did fly 1500 meters. The project was financed by the Maharaja of Baroda. Britishers did not like this and threatened Maharaja not to venture into such things
An excellent Aksharadam photography.Thank you for postings of such rare arrivals.
Unfortunately India has lost its growth in the cashew industry
Not only were we number one in importing raw cashew nuts from East Africa ,processing inIndia giving employment and the worlds biggest export of cashews.
Today our policies, govt ,have destroyed the industry.Not much cashew trees are there (land ceiling) our raw cashew crop has not increased .Whereas Vietnam has over taken us, Africa is having their own processing factories.When will our politicians be educated .
Our durbagayya.Rajaram. Nayak