How Do Macadamia Nuts Grow? Slowly — But They’re Worth the Wait!
As natives of northeastern Australia's rainforests, macadamia trees (Macadamia spp.) thrive in frost-free climates with plenty of rain and cool coastal breezes to temper summer's heat. In the right conditions, they begin producing nuts in five to seven years while doubling as lovely, evergreen shade trees. If you supply those conditions, the biggest challenge to growing them will be cracking their shells!