Almonds are a 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 1 year old and can be expected to fruit in their 4th year.
- Semi-dwarf tree on Viking rootstock, grows to 15'-20' without pruning. Viking is a vigorous, precocious tree, with nematode resistance similar to Nemaguard, productive, increases fruit size, shows tolerance of wet soil conditions.
- Low chill hours, good choice for milder climates.
- Sets a heavy crop but a hot summer is required to ripen the crop. A very winter and frost hardy almond.