The Monterey Almond is a naturally small almond tree with a spreading habit. Elongated kernel with soft, well sealed shell and excellent flavor. Monterey is a good pollinating companion with Nonpareil. Harvest is late for this heavy bearing variety. Requires a pollinizer. Low chill (250 hours).
Growing Monterey Almond
USDA Zone:6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Pollination Requirement: requires another almond variety
Origin Date:1945 and beyond
Storage:3 Months or More
Years to Bear:1-3 years
Recommended Spacing: 12 ft.
Mature Size:12-15 ft.
Pruning:Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requirements:12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped:Feathered (prominent branching)
Size when shipped: Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful treesoften have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning:Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs.
Shipping Note: 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.
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