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The land has been blessed with many types of nuts − hazelnuts, cashews and almonds, peanuts and pistachios − and pistachios are the best of all. It takes 20 years of growing for a tree to yield its fruit: a maximum of 50 kilograms per tree, wrapped in hard shells. Earlier on, the male tree coupled with the eight or 10 females in its harem and scattered its seeds in the wind. The flowers of the female...