Vietnam is one of the largest producers of cashew nuts Kernels in the world. Vietnam’s climate and topography make it ideal for cashew nut farming. The yield per tree in Vietnam varies depending on several factors such as the age of the tree, the soil type, and the climatic conditions. Cashews are a popular nut. However, while many people are familiar with them, few know much about the cashew yield per tree. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at how to calculate cashew yield per hectare and cashew yield. The calculation for cashew yield per hectare is simple: it is the number of kilograms of cashews produced per hectare. Keep reading to learn more!
Vietnam’s Cashew Yield Per Trees
Cashew nut cultivation in Vietnam is concentrated in the southern part of the country, mainly in the provinces of Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai, and Ba Ria Vung Tau. The cashew nut trees in Vietnam are typically grown on farms that are small and family-oriented, with the average farm size ranging from 0.5 ha to 3 ha. Normally, about 92 % of the trees yield by the third year from planting. The yield per tree in Vietnam varies depending on the age of the tree, the average yield per tree increases from about 2 kg at 3-5 years to 4 kg at 6-10 years and 5-10 kg when trees are 11-15 years of age. After that, trees yield in excess of 10 kg as the trees get older. Currently, there are many different types of cashew seed planted in Vietnam, but most of them are 5 main varieties. These varieties usually produce clusters of 5 to 10 fruits. The main color of the fruit is yellow. However, the kernel ratio, raw cashew nut size, and yield are quite different. 60% of the Vietnam cashew area, about 150,000 ha with an output of 1,5 tons per ha.
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Seed Of Cashew Nut Grown in Vietnam:
- Seed ES-04: kernel ratio: 27.5%; RCN size: 173 nuts/kg; yield: 55-65 kg/plant/year.
- Seed EK-24: kernel rate: 28%; RCN size: 120 nuts/kg; yield: 35-45 kg/plant/year.
- Seed BD-01: kernel ratio: 27%; RCN size: 165 nuts/kg; yield: 45-55 kg/plant/year.
- Seed KP-11: kernel ratio: 27.5%; RCN size: 150 nuts/kg; yield: 45-55 kg/plant/year.
- Seed KP-12: kernel ratio: 27%; RCN size: 140 nuts/kg; yield: 55-65 kg/plant year.
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The Standard Nut Count Of Raw Cashew Nuts goes thus:
The nut count is simply the number of nuts present in 1kg of the raw cashew sample selected for the tests. It is a function of the size distribution of the cashew nut.
- 170 – 180, it is excellent
- 181 – 190, it is a very good
- 191 – 200, it is good
- 201 – 210, it is medium or moderate
- 211 – 220, it is low medium
- 221 – 230, it is poor
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Cashew Kernels Size Measure
In total, there are 33 different grades of cashew nuts (cashew types), but only 26 are available for people to purchase. Specifications As Referred To By the Vietnam Cashew Industry. A grade is denoted by two or more alphabets and a number.
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