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 Halls Hardy Almond
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
Mature Size: 12-15 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-15 ft. summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 1-3 years
Shape when shipped: Feathered (prominent side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 5 to 7 ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*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.
Note on Shipping:
Our Almond trees 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 so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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