Harvesting of pistachio happens in the middle of september. Pistachio trees look very alike to almond trees, their female trees carry fruit after they have been fertilized through their male counterparts. The very first harvest of pistachio is then possible after seven years, and afterwards in a two-year-cycle. Around april pistachio trees are beginning to bloom. When the plant begins ripening, its pit is growing so fast, it will downright burst open its surrounding shell. Pistachio will be roasted in their shell and are traded salted. These tasty green pits are not only consumed as a snack, they can also be found in special types of sausages or on top of chocolate candy – as they are always a delicious addition.
Pistachio are cultivated over extended areas in Iran to Turkey and from Pakistan to India. The United States by now also have an enormous industry branch of producing pistachio.