Polyclonal seeds orchards are developed by using cashew nut varieties seeds obtained after assessing the mother trees selected during the genetic trial.
Benefits of Polyclonal Cashew
- Crossed fertilization between trees from different clones with the desired genetic characteristics deliver seeds with multiple and varied qualities.
- As opposed to grafted seedlings, using polyclonal seeds can deliver highly effective planting material in terms of quality and ease of distribution to producers.
- In order to produce polyclonal seeds the orchard must be isolated, and if possible, protected by tree hedges or windbreakers to avoid contamination with pollen from non-high-yielding trees.