Cashew trees are large, attractive, evergreen trees with large leaves and pretty, small, purple flowers. The cashew tree produces delicious & nutritious cashew seed (nuts) and the cashew apple. The cashew apple, also called cashew fruit, is the fleshy, oval-shaped part of the cashew fruit that is attached to the cashew nut. The cashew apple is yellow, orange or red in colour, is high in Vitamin C, refreshing, juicy, and a bit acidic and actually a false fruit. The real fruit is the Cashew nut. This tree is planted for its nutritional value, for its medicinal applications, as an ornamental tree & for alcohol production.