Hawaii Macadamia Nuts

Whether they are raw, salted, pepped up with Spam or one of 13 other flavors, macadamia nuts have been a great Hawaii snack since the first planting in 1881.
Here’s an overview of Hawaii’s mac nut industry:


Pounds per square inch needed
to crack the shell


Hawaii employees working in
mac-nut farming

$30.8 million

Value of mac-nut farms in 2010,
down 8 percent from 2009


Acres of trees

46 million

Harvested mac nuts in 2010

1.2 million

Trees statewide

Categories: Agriculture