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Post Harvest Technology of Cashew

Harvesting of Cashew Nuts

What is the right method of harvesting of cashew?

Fully mature nuts are to be harvested. Cashewnuts when fully mature look greyish brown. It is better to pick the fallen nuts because there is a possibility of harvesting immature nuts which leads to poor quality kernel during processing. However if one wants to use cashew apple for preparation of cashew apple products one has to pluck the fruits from the tree. One can know the maturity of nuts by just tapping the fruits. If it is fully mature the fruit just drops.