Growing Brazil Nut Trees

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Brazil nut trees are exclusive to the Amazonian rainforests of South America. The process of growing a Brazil nut tree can require quite an investment of time and can take between 10 and 20 years to begin producing actual Brazil nuts. Brazil nut trees need to have a nearly perfect ecological setting in order to grow properly and produce the Brazil nuts which are highly sought after. In fact, an intricate balance is necessary between the tree, a species of bees, orchids and a certain type of rodent.

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Locate a large undisturbed portion of Amazonian rainforest along the Amazonian River basin in South America, as the trees grow to be quite thick and over 100 feet tall.

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Locate a Brazil tree fruit, which resembles a cantaloupe, and crack it open to gain access to its seedlings.

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Plant the Brazil nut tree seedlings. Monitor the growth of the trees over the coming years to ensure an undisturbed ecosystem.

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Introduce orchids near the tree once it begins to grow in order to attract a special species of "orchid bees" to naturally pollinate the tree and stimulate growth of the tree, its fruit and nuts.

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