Pistacia Vera

Pistacia Vera

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 Pistacia Vera

  1. Botanical name: Pistacia Vera
  2. Synonyms: Terebinthus Mill
  3. Common Name: Pistachio


  • The bush grows up to 10 m (33 ft) tall. It has deciduous pinnate leaves 10-20 centimeters  long. The plants are dioecious, with separate male and female trees. The flowers are apetalous and unisexual, and borne in panicles.
  • The fruit is a drupe, containing an elongated seed, which is the edible portion. The seed, commonly thought of as a nut, is a culinary nut, not a botanical nut. The fruit has a hard, creamish exterior shell. The seed has a mauvish skin and light green flesh, with a distinctive flavor. When the fruit ripens, the shell changes from green to an autumnal yellow/red, and abruptly splits part way open. This is known as dehiscence, and happens with an audible pop. The splitting open is a trait that has been selected by humans.Commercial cultivars vary in how consistently they split open.