|PISTACIA VERA L. - PISTAH. |
Pistachio, pistah, pista, pistache nut.
Pistah is a deciduous tree; although originally not from Suriname, grows well in this country.
Pistachio grows up to a height of 30"; it has pinnate leaves and avoid fruits.
The nut has a woody shell with the tendency to partially split when ripe.
The edible internal kernel is salted and roasted.
The kernels are considered digestive and sedative.
USDA zone 7B - 11.
Due to recalcitrant nature of the seeds, they have a short viable life, can not be dried well and can not withstand low temperatures.
Full sun, well drained soil but grows also well on poor - and dry soils.
Plant in frost free areas.
Recalcitrant seeds are not refundable since they are prone to fungus and often difficult to germinate.