Cashew trees can grow in a wide variety of conditions. But, in order to give a good production, the tree does better when located in sandy soils, in areas that receive a lot of sunshine. For nutritious products, cashew trees require at least 500mm of rain during the wet season and a pronounced dry season of about seven months during which they will flower and produce fruits. These are some of the conditions that set Cashew from Africa and west Africa in particular, apart from similar products from other parts of the world. Cashew from West Africa accounts for approximately half of the world production of Raw Cashew Nuts (RCN) and rated as the most nutritious.