Macadamia Tree Cultivars

Choosing the right macadamia tree cultivar is key to your success. We offer a wide variety of macadamia cultivars to suit the demands of growers throughout Southern Africa. What macadamia trees varieties should you be growing, most suitable to your conditions?


A very precocious tree that can produce commercial yields in three years. A medium spreading tree with an open canopy. Mid season fall.


Upright, moderately dense tree, very high percentage kernel recovery. Large uniform kernels, early to mid season nut drop.

Beaumont - 695

Producing large nuts, the Beaumont macadamia is well-suited for growth in dry, subtropical areas and has pretty, bright pink, pendent flowers, and reddish new leaves.


One of the top performing cultivars producing high quality macadamia kernels.


Open, upright spreading trees. Easy to maintain with little or no pruning required.


Small precarious tree that bears small round even nuts.


Small, moderately dense upright tree, produces thin shelled nuts. Very late nut drop.


Medium to large, moderately upright tree. Round, small, smooth nut in husk.Lighter leaf. Intense, flowering over long period.



South African hybrid cultivar. Large nut, high crack out percentage. Popular variety because its pollination of Beaumont and the yields are almost comparable.

Macadamia Cultivar Selection

When choosing macadamia cultivars to grow, there are several factors to consider:

Climate – Macadamias are native to Australia and grow best in tropical and subtropical climates. When selecting cultivars, it’s important to consider the climate in your area and choose cultivars that are suited to the local conditions.

Yield – Different cultivars have different yields, so it’s important to choose cultivars that have a high yield potential. This will help you maximize your return on investment.

Nut quality – The quality of the nut is an important factor to consider when choosing cultivars. Some cultivars have nuts with a thicker shell, which can be more difficult to crack, while others have a thinner shell that is easier to crack but may have a lower market value.

Pollination – Macadamias are typically cross-pollinated, which means that you’ll need to plant two or more cultivars to ensure that you get a good crop. When selecting cultivars, consider their blooming time and choose cultivars that bloom at the same time to ensure that they can cross-pollinate.

Pest and disease resistance – Some cultivars are more susceptible to pests and diseases than others, so it’s important to choose cultivars that are known to have good resistance.

The experts at T&T Horticulture are on hand to give you advice as to which varieties are the best for you. We will help you choose cultivars that will perform well and give you the best return on your investment.

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