Macadamia in East Bay? Well, maybe! Macadamia nuts that we all adore are from Macadamia intregrifolia and Macadamia tetraphylla – tropical tree originated from Australia. The plant I am trying is a hybrid between the two species, called Cate Macadamia (Macadamia Cate). It is supposedly self-fertile (does not require another macadamia tree to pollinate and produce fruit). I have planted the tree at the end of March, when it was just after flush of new leaves. Second flush started around the beggining of July.
So far, there are no problems with pests, except some caterpillars on the new leaves.