A nut is a fruit composed of an inedible hard shell and a seed, which is generally edible. In general usage, a wide variety of dried seeds are called nuts, but in a botanical context "nut" implies that the shell does not open to release Most seeds come from fruits that naturally free themselves from the shell, unlike nuts such as. The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple. It can grow as high as 14 m (46 ft), but the dwarf cashew, growing up to 6 m The cashew apple is a light reddish to yellow fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or Missing: strawberry. Cashew is one of the major tropical tree crops ranking second in the They may well grow in Florida, if you.