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Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 11:18 am    Post subject: Almond tree?  Reply with quote    

Could I plant an almond tree and it produce actual almonds? I'm in the soft south - Somerset. On sandy, well drained soil.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Depends, all the really good (true almond) varieties don't fruit here (well, not in Essex) the ones (peach x almond crosses) like Robijn and Ingrid that do taste bitter like marzipan, and suffer a little from peach leaf curl

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

But they do flower really early.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bear in mind that a single nut tree (any type) without protection will be totally stripped of nuts by birds and squirrels

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is there not a risk of cyanide with crosses?

I thought one of the reasons to go with an established cultivar is the knowledge that you won't poison yourself?

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are peach almond crosses sold commercially, notably ingrid and robijn

Chez



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you. I will do some googling about sizes etc.. Flowers would be lovely ... nuts even nicer. I fail to net my hazelnut every year

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 17 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it doesn't work out, you could try grafting on other varieties.

Chez



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 17 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice idea, but I don't have the headspace atm ... just need things that will grow with a relative amount of ease. I didnt even know that was an option though, so thanks, more googling needed

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 17 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
Nice idea, but I don't have the headspace atm ...

'Sall right: you wouldn't want to be doing it just yet.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 17 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What about walnuts? Don't they grow easier here?

tahir



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 17 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Big tree though

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 17 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Big tree though

Only if you let it.

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 17 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How do you not let it? They don't come on dwarfing rootstocks and they don't really like being pruned

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 17 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
How do you not let it? They don't come on dwarfing rootstocks and they don't really like being pruned

They don't like hard pruning, so little and often.

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