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How long to grow a macadamia nut?

IMG_2419How long to grow a macadamia nut?

Macadamia nuts take almost as long to grow as baby  in the womb, about 8 months. From flower to nut, macadamia nuts take their time to develop their buttery, sweet, and crunchy flavor and texture.  We grow our macadamia nuts Certified Organic, which means we fertilize and feed our trees only certified organic ingredients, we weed-whack instead of spraying chemicals for weed control.  We believe the more nutrient rich soil the better the macadamia nuts are for your heath and better the flavor.

Macadamia nuts are grown in a variety of soils and conditions but macadamia nuts love water and good aeration.  Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, with its rich volcanic soils and tropical climate, does just that. The nuts are then picked off the IMG_2422ground by hand about every 6-8 weeks. They have a year round growing season although the quantity of nuts that fall is minimal in the summer.

Now, is harvest time. Our macadamia nuts have had plenty of rainfall this past year and growing conditions have been beautiful. Macadamia nuts are rich in Omega 3’s and 6’s in perfect balance and considered a superfood by some.  Our unique dehydrating process allows the nuts to maintain their vitality and brings out their true flavor.

We hope you try our Certified Organic dehydrated Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts. We are the one of a kind here in the U.S.

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Kollette and Jason Stith

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