NUTS: Growing cashews: Part 2
Farmer's Weekly|February 12, 2021
For the best results, cashew trees should be propagated using grafting or air layering, and the seedlings grown under 45% shade. It is important, later on, to ensure enough space between the trees.

Self-pollination and cross-pollination play an important role in the growth of cashew seeds. Seedlings therefore show great variation, and no ‘true to type’ trees can be grown from seed.

Vegetative propagation will ensure the best production and quality, so selected trees should ideally be multiplied by grafting or air layering. Choose trees that are precocious bearers and grow vigorously.

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