Prunus dulcis, P. communis, P. amygdalus

Botanical Name: Prunus dulcis, P. communis, P. amygdalus

Common Name(s): Almonds

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Description:

Almond trees are close relatives of peach trees and need similar cultivation. They are suited to winter-rainfall regions and dry inland areas with cool winters. The nuts are enclosed in a fleshy husk which may split when mature and dry. There are hard-shelled and soft-shelled types. Two varieties are needed for cross-pollination. Prunus dulcis bears fragrant white or pink flowers in Spring and long narrow foliage with finely serrated edges.

Family: Rosaceae

Synonym: – Prunus communis, Prunus amygdalus

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Deciduous
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Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering
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Pruning Required

Common Pests and Diseases

Rarely a problem.

Flowers


August
September
October

Description:
Prunus dulcis bears fragrant white or pink flowers in Spring.


Foliage

Description:
This tree has long narrow foliage with finely serrated edges.


Fruit

Description:
The nuts are enclosed in a fleshy husk which may split when mature and dry. There are hard-shelled and soft-shelled types.



Harvest

Pick in January and February.

Interesting Info

Almond trees are close relatives of peach trees and need similar cultivation.

 

Maintenance

They are not pruned, except for an initial shaping after planting. Water trees thoroughly every three weeks during dry summer weather and once a week during flowering and fruit-setting.

Origin

Asia

 

Recommended Varieties

‘Brits’, ‘Ferranges’, ‘Non Pareil’, ‘Peerless’, ‘Texas Mission’.

Size

6 m *

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