Macadamia (also called the Queensland nut, Hawaii nut, bush nut, maroochi nut and bauple nut) is a world-famous Australian native nut.
This tropical tree produces edible nuts that are a rich source of thiamine, vitamin B6, manganese, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. This particular hybrid selected for the Tucker Bush range is the ideal “garden variety”, a fast and prolific producer.
Macadamia nuts are slow to ripen, taking just over 6 months from when the intensely fragrant pink flowers first bloom in the Spring. Mature nuts will fall off the tree when they’re ready. Expect a long harvest period, lasting from around March until June.
This versatile rainforest tree prefers moisture when growing, and dryness between flowering and fruit set. For best results, choose a freely draining soil in a full-sun position. Protect young trees from frosts and strong winds. Mulch around the base of the tree in summer.
Macadamia is a wonderful ornamental, ranging 5–10m in height and 4–6m in width. It’s an ideal central feature, shade tree, or part of a large and lush landscape.