The main harvesting season is from February to May.
Raw cashew nuts are a seasonal commodity and the trading season is from March to May.
It is cultivated in the west coast, east coast and in a few plain areas in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. The highest productivity is noticed in Maharashtra. India is the largest producer of cashew in the world with 25.52% share in world production.
In addition to domestic produce, India imported raw cashew from other countries like Tanzania, Kenya, East Africa, Tanganika, Mozambique, etc