A wild cashew relative featuring 1-1 1/2" fruits that are smaller than the more common cashew apple. As with other cashew species, the fruit is the hard nut, with the bulbous pseudofruit (the apple) ripening to red and having an acidic sweet flavor.
A small tree, usually growing to 10-25 feet. Fruits form in large clusters, with well-sized panicles. Overall appearance is much like the cashew apple tree.
Not likely to be frost hardy.
Fruits and nuts are used much like the regular cashew. Fresh pseudofruits are edible and the roasted nuts are edible and quite tasty. The pseudofruits are harvested and sold in local markets.
Native to scrublands and non flood plain zones of the lower Amazon region of Brazil.