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CARYOCAR NUCIFERUM L. - SAWARI NUT.

Caryocar nuciferum l. Synonym
Caryocar tomentosum, Caryocar tuberculosum, Pekea tuberculosa.
Common name
Sawari nut, ingi noto, nuez souari, butter nut of Guiana, souari nut, nosette indienne, arbre de beurre, pékéa tata-youba; porte-noix.
Family
Caryocaraceae (Caryocar family).

Overview
Souari nut is a tall evergreen tropical tree, growing up to more than 100 feet tall.
The fruit is a grayish-brown drupes; can weigh up to 6.6 pounds (3 kg).
It contains up to four stones (nuts) covered by a yellowish pulp.
The individual nuts have a warty, reddish hard, kidney-shaped shell with the creamy kernel inside; they can be eaten raw or roasted.
The extracted oil from the seeds is used in cooking and is commercially used as a nondrying oil.
The wood can be used for shipbuilding.

Hardiness
USDA zone 10 - 11.
Propagation
Seeds.
Due to recalcitrant nature of the seeds, they have a short viable life, can not be dried well and can not withstand low temperatures.
Culture
Full sun, well drained clay - to poor soils; needs high humidity.
Recalcitrant seeds are not refundable since they are prone to fungus and often difficult to germinate.

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Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Carycar nuciferum recalcitrant seeds 1 packet (1 seed) US$ 3.35
Carycar nuciferum recalcitrant seeds 1 packet (10 seeds) US$ 27.05
Carycar nuciferum recalcitrant seeds 1 packet (100 seeds) US$ 243.25
Carycar nuciferum recalcitrant seeds 1 packet (1000 seeds) US$ 2,070.00


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