The Nonpareil Almond is somewhat flattened, large to medium-size nut with a characteristically “paper” thin and poorly-sealed shell. An upright tree growth spreading to a large size. Nonpareil Almond trees have low incidence of bud failure. Most sought-after almond variety in California.
Growing Nonpareil Almond
USDA Zone:6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Pollination Requirement: Requires another almond variety
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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