Pistachio (Eng.) Pistasie, Groenamandelboom (Afr.)
Pistachio is a desert plant from Asia which is highly tolerant of saline soils. Male and female flowers bloom on separate trees, so they will only pollinate and fruit if there is more than one tree. The seeds are low in calories, rich in antioxidants, unsaturated fat, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are drought tolerant and frost resistant.