The Cashew of Pirangi is the world’s largest cashew tree located in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. It covers an area between 7,300 and 8,400 square metres. Having the size of 70 normally sized cashew trees, it has a circumference of 500 metres. The spread over a hectare of land was, unlike other trees, created by the tree’s outward growth. When bent towards the ground (because of their weight), the branches tend to take new roots where they touch the ground.
The tree is said to have been planted in 1880’s. However, based on its growth nature, “the tree is estimated to be more than a thousand years old.”