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Offline Ben Framed

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Almonds Anyone?
« on: May 26, 2020, 01:29:42 pm »
We all know that the Central Valley is one the if not the best almond producing places in the world. But, have any of you tried in other places in America?



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Almond Trees and USDA Hardiness Zones
Growing Almonds in Other Zones
Can?t match the Central Valley?s climate? Not to worry ? many almond cultivars also perform acceptably in USDA zones 7 or 8. They include:

'All-in-One,' (zones 8-9; 400 chilling hours) is a semi-dwarf, self-pollinating tree that wants lots of summer heat. As a bonus, it cross-pollinates with all other cultivars.
'Garden Prince,' (zones 7-9; 250 chilling hours), another self-pollinating semi-dwarf, stands 10 to 12 feet tall. Regular summer pruning maintains it at 8 feet.
'Nonpareil,'(Zones 7 through 9; 400 chilling hours)adapts well to different growing conditions. Grow it with a cross-pollinator, such as 'All-in-One.'
Expert gardener's tip: To guarantee the almond trees you plant suit your hardiness zone, get ones started at a local nursery.
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Re: Almonds Anyone?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 01:54:30 pm »
There must be many sub-species of almonds. 2 types grow wild where I live. Probably 400 almond trees growing wild in canyons and yards within 1/2 of my bees. ... the nuts are tasty! (On one type is tasty  - the other is bitter  :angry::grin:

The central valley has so many Almonds because the State of California has a $$$ interest in the crop ... they get a 17% tarrif on exports. Or so I've read. Almonds are fairly easy to grow in the right climate - my observation.
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Re: Almonds Anyone?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 11:55:59 pm »
WoW, Yall have almonds running out of your ears lol. Must be nice.
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Re: Almonds Anyone?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2020, 01:26:48 am »
I have two almond trees in my yard now.  I believe the variety is hal's hardy almond. 

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Re: Almonds Anyone?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2020, 01:53:26 am »
Cao, you're in 6b, I'm in 6a.  No almonds here.  Lots of hickory nuts.  But I'll give it a try, what a difference a few miles make.
Almonds any good?

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Re: Almonds Anyone?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2020, 02:24:44 am »
The almonds taste good but the shell is hard to crack. 

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2020, 11:04:59 am »
I am at the border of zone 7 and 8. The Mississippi Delta which is close to me and zone 8,  has many pecan orchards. I am wondering how almonds would fare there.
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