How do harvest raw cashews in Vietnam? Cashew Tree is usually only grown in the southern provinces of Vietnam, especially in the Central Highlands, Southeast, and has a few in the West. Currently, the provinces with the largest cashew growing areas include Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai, Dak Lak, Binh Thuan, and Binh Dinh. The Cashew harvest season in Binh Phuoc Vietnam starts quite early, around the end of January or February, and ends in May or June depending on weather and planting methods. Cashew tree plants flower for 2 or 3 months and fruits mature about 2 months after the blooming. When the whole fruit is fully ripe, it falls to the ground, and harvesting generally involves collecting nuts when they have dropped.
7 Step To Harvest Cashew Nuts In Vietnam. Like other places, farmers in Vietnam also harvest cashew nuts following basic teps below:
- Step 1: Waiting for the cashews until the fruits begin to fall off the cashew tree.
- Step 2: Collecting the cashew fruits and cashew nuts.
- Step 3: Separating the Cashew Nuts from the Cashew Apples (Use Knife)
- Step 4: Leave the detached raw cashews nuts in sun to dry, until the moisture of products is 11% max.
- Step 5: Deliver raw cashew nuts to the factory to shell cutting, peeling husk skin.
- Step 6: Grading cashew nuts kernel based-on AFI Standard.
- Step 7: Packing and ready for export around the world.
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Waiting cashew fruits fall.
If you pluck the cashew fruits with hands before cashews get fully matured, they will reduce the quality of the cashew nuts. SSo Vietnamese farmers waiting for the fruits to fall into groups and then collecting them. While waiting, they keep the area below the cashew trees well raked and clear of weeds. Daily collection of cashew nuts together with cashew fruits from the ground.
Separating the cashew nuts
Dry cashew nuts
Storage of raw cashew nuts
Shell cutting, peeling
The raw cashew nuts are delivered to the factory to prepare them for cutting shell (hardshell outside) and peeling husk skin. Firstly, they will be steamed to de-acidify the cashew shell. This process helps to soften the hardshell of cashew nuts. After Steam Roasting is complete, the cashew nuts are cutting off by specialized knives to remove the outer shell to get the inner kernel. This is a very difficult stage, requiring skilled workers to separate the shell without breaking the inner core of the cashew nuts (cashew kernel). Usually, the cashew shells will be thrown away like the waste, but now they are used to make many useful products.
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