Spring has sprung and our young Almond Trees are sprouting new leaves and blossoming.
There are many Almond varieties, the most common being Non-Pariel. Both male and female blossoms require bee pollination.
They are drought resistant. Should your area be subjected to late winter frost and temperatures below freezing, it is advisable to cover the blossoms.
Almonds contain low levels of saturated fat and high levels of unsaturated fat as well as Vitamin E.
Trees will grow to a height of 4 – 6 meters. They will fruit after 2 years and reach full fertility at 4 years. Almond Trees will give maximum yield at 7 – 9 years and can produce for up to 40 years.
The Almond Tree Roots do not like to be waterlogged. A good soaking every 4 – 5 days in spring and summer is preferable.
Normal pruning of dead branches in winter. A V-shape gives better light penetration.
Flower Buds open before the leaf buds in spring. Blossoms last about two weeks and the fruit develops in mid-summer. The inner shell completes its development 3 months after blossoming. Harvesting takes place in February and March.