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Peerless Almond Tree

Prunus dulcis Peerless

 

The Peerless almond is a hard shell almond with a rich flavour as it grows well in areas with no frost. The fruit is covered in an outer green skin which dries and burts open, leaving the hard outer shell exposed. The peerless almond is self-incompatible as you need 2 trees to cross polinate each other.  The tree can produce up to 9kg of fruit.

 

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SKU: ALM001-PRL Category:

Position

Plant your almond trees in full sun with at least 4 metres of space all around for future growth.

Size

These trees will grow to a height of between 4 and 6 metres. They will fruit after 2 years and reach full fertility at 4 years.

Soil Type

Almond trees grow in all types of soil, including chalky soil. At Just Berry Plants, we stock volcanic rock dust, which contains organic minerals and trace elements to create a healthy soil increase important micro-organisms in the ground.

Mulch

All fruit trees thrive if they are protected with good quality mulch. Generous servings of pine bark and green pine needles spread around the trunk of the tree helps eradicate weeds, brings the pH down slightly, and protects the roots from the harsh UV sun rays. Mulch also helps to keep the roots damp. But, be careful not to apply mulch too close to the tree trunk, as the water it retains can cause the trunk to rot.

Watering

The almond tree roots do not like to be waterlogged. A good soaking every 4 to 5 days in spring and summer is preferable.

Fertilising

Boron is recommended when planting your almond tree.  Almond trees require nitrogen, use our slow-release nitrogen-rich all plant fertiliser. Apply 1 teaspoon every 4-5 months.

Pruning

Prune dead branches in winter. Maintain a V-shape in the canopy to allow for better light penetration.

Pests

Watch out for borer worm, as they will attack the hard wood trunk of the tree. Even young trees are at risk.

Harvesting

Flower buds open before the leaf buds in spring. Blossoms last about 2 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. Almond trees will give maximum yield at 7 to 9 years old, and can produce for up to 40 years

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 150 cm
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