Macadamia is used by Native Australian for 5000 years. This nut was discovered by two botanists came to do research in North Eastern of Australia. John Macadam who described for the first time this nut gave his name to the fruit.
Macadamia is the only indigenous plant from Australia that is produced and exported in quantity.
|Estimated World Macadamias Production 2014/2015|
|South Africa||46 415|
Source : XXXIII World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress Melbourne May 2014
Macadamias need acid soil and soft winters.
The harvesting period is from April to September.
Countries of origin
Macadamia are cultivated in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya and Guatemala.
Only Macadamia integrifolia and Macadamia tetraphylla are exported around the world because the others species have toxin or are not edible.
Style 0: diameter bigger than 19mm and 98% of whole nuts
Style 1: diameter between 17-19mm and 95% of whole nuts
Style S: diameter between 12-17mm and 90% of whole nuts
Style 2: diameter between 14-17mm and 50% of whole nuts
Style 3: diameter between 14-17mm and 15% of whole nuts
Style 4L: diameter between 12-14mm and 0-15% of whole nuts and rest by half nuts
Style 4M: diameter between 13-14mm and 80% of half nuts
Style 4: diameter between 11-13mm and 80% of half nuts
Style 5: diameter 8-11mm
Style 6: diameter 6-8mm