How Do You Plant Brazil Nut Trees From Seeds?
Of the many towering trees in the rain forest, the Brazil nut tree is one of the most intriguing. Notorious for requiring very specific conditions for growth, flowering and fruiting, Brazil nuts are typically harvested directly from wild trees. Brazil nut trees boast a height of approximately 160 feet, and when cultivated properly produces creamy white flowers and massive segmented fruits filled with edible nuts. Growing these trees is a difficult but very rewarding task. Obtain a raw Brazil nut. Most Brazil nuts imported into the U.S. undergo a processing that involves soaking and boiling. Boiling kills the seed, making it impossible to sprout. Proper seed stock can be purchased through online nurseries, harvested directly from trees in the rain forest, or obtained in specialty markets. Do your research and ask plenty of questions to make sure you are getting healthy, raw nuts for planting. Soak the seeds. Soaking allows the outer husk of the seed to soften for shelling, and allows th