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Pistachio

Anacardiaceae
Deciduous, Edible fruit, Trees

Botanically known as Pistacia vera, this native of southwestern and central Asia produces the pistachio nuts sold in markets; for strictly ornamental members of the genus, see Pistacia. The tree grows to 25–30 ft. tall and as wide, with one or several trunks. Its gray-green leaves are divided into three to five roundish, 2–4-in.-long leaflets. Male and female plants are separate; to get fruit, include a male tree in your planting.

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