The Largest Cashew Tree in the World


Frances Aylor

The largest cashew tree in the world is located in Natal, Brazil. The tree is estimated to be over 1,000 years old, covers almost three acres, and produces 60,000 fruits a year. A chain link fence surrounds the tree to protect it from damage. The principal trunk (tronco principal) is pictured below, along with shots of the top of the tree, taken from the high walkways. The leaves are big and waxy and remind me of magnolia leaves.

The city of Natal, which means “Christmas” in Portuguese, was founded on December 25, 1599. Construction of the Fortress of the Three Wise Men (Forte dos Reis Magos) began on January 6, 1598. In the Christian church, January 6 marks Epiphany, or the day the three wise men arrived to visit the baby Jesus. The fort was built by the Portuguese to ward off invasions from Europe and Africa.

Greater Natal has…

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