Semi-dwarf on Marianna 26-24 rootstock.
Chill hours: 300-400
Harvest: September 20 - October 10
Looks: Soft shell.
Personality: Sweet, flavorful kernels.
Facts of note: Low chill hours, good choice for milder climates. First choice almond for home orchards as the tree is a genetic dwarf and will only reach about 15' tall. Sets a heavy crop but a hot summer is required to ripen the crop. A very winter and frost hardy almond.
Popular nut, primarily grown in California. One of the first blooming fruit or nut trees and therefore susceptible to late frosts. Heavy yielding trees that grow best on well-drained, fertile soil. Low water requirement. Susceptible to brown rot, shot hole fungus, and navel orange worm. Almonds store extremely well. The trees are 2 years old and can be expected to fruit in their 4th year. Semi-dwarf tree on Marianna 26-24 rootstock, grows to 15'-20' without pruning. Marianna 24-26 has a shallow root system, much more tolerant of wet soils than Lovell or Nemaguard. Resistant to oak-root fungus, root-knot nematodes.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.