Halls Hardy is the only almond suitable for the Pacific Northwest, this variety is cold hardy to USDA zone 5. It blooms late for an almond, escaping potentially damaging late spring frosts. Halls Hardy is a heavy bearer, produces large nuts about 2-3 years after planting. Good variety for toasted almonds. Also a treasured ornamental tree with dense green foliage and a profusion of pink flowers in the spring. Requires 600-800 hours of chilling. Self-fruitful.
Growing Considerations for Hall's Hardy Almond
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Period: Midseason
Harvest Period: Late
Storage: 3 Months or More
Origin Date: 1945 and beyond
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Years to Bear: 1-3 years
Mature Size: 7-12 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits