MCT1 Macadamia


MCT1 is a variety of Macadamia integrifolia is owned by owned by the Macadamia Conservation Trust. It was selected from a seedling progeny trial planted in 1982. Its origin is from the northern distribution of M. integrifolia and it has distinct genetic markers.

Fruit size
Husk is very thin, the nut-in-shell (NIS) is medium to slightly large.
Fruit shape
The kernel is uniform, attractive and slightly flattened.
MCT1 is very precocious as it flowers and produces a commercial crop after Year 3. Most nuts are held singularly or in small clusters. Nut fall pattern is middle to slightly late [May to August in Gympie]. The percentage of whole kernel is towards the high range of industry varieties. Pre-germination has not been observed.

MCT1, is a compact hardy tree, very precocious, highly productive, with 42 – 50 % kernel recovery, good quality kernel and no known flaws. MCT1 has Provisional Protection under the Plant Breeder Rights Act and is being licensed to a number of reputable nurseries where there may be limited availability from Spring 2018.