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Almond Trees: Essential Growth and Care Tips

What Are Almond Trees?

The almond tree is considered the king of all fruit trees. It can grow to 20 feet (6 meters) tall. 

They have a rounded, symmetrical shape with a single trunk. The leaves are light green and oval-shaped, about 3 to 4 inches long and 1 to 2 inches wide. The flowers grow at the end of branches and appear as white or pinkish-white blossoms approximately 1/2 inch long. The flowers are bisexual and actinomorphic and have three sepals, three petals, and a superior ovary with a single locule ovule in each flower. The fruit produced from these flowers is an almond nut and can be eaten raw, roasted, or made into almond butter.

To ensure your almond tree blooms, fertilize it with a balanced fertilizer in the early spring. This will provide the nutrients that the tree needs to produce flowers. 

They require at least six hours of direct sunlight each day, but they can tolerate partial shade as long as enough light is available to photosynthesize properly. If your almond tree does not receive enough sunlight, it may begin to drop its leaves prematurely or produce fewer fruits than expected.

 If you want your trees to produce fruit yearly, you need to prune back the branches so they stay well-grown and overcrowded with leaves. This will give your tree room to grow more vigorously and produce more fruit in future years. 

They are from the Mediterranean but can grow across northern Africa and Asia. They thrive in hot, dry climates that do not get too much rain during summer. The climate must also be warm enough for almonds to produce fruit and flowers yearly. 

Where Can Almond Trees Grow?

They like sandy soil with good drainage because it is easier to absorb nutrients from the soil without being washed away by heavy rains or melting snow. They will also do well in rocky hillsides or mountainous regions with plenty of sunshine. 

Toxicity is rare but does occur in dogs due to their high fat content (about 20 percent). Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea within 12 hours of ingestion. 

The best time to sow them is during the fall after the first frost has killed off many disease-carrying insects that would otherwise attack your tree during the growing season. 

During winter months (October through March), Almond trees need very little water or nutrients but should be protected from late freezes by mulching or covering with burlap cloths at night when temperatures drop below 0 degrees Celsius. 

How Did Almond Trees Get Their Name?

The word almond was  derived from the Greek word “amygdala.” The Greeks believed this nut was named after a nymph named Amalthea, who nursed Zeus as an infant.

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Almond Tree (Hall's Hardy) - TN Nursery

Almond Tree (Hall's Hardy)

Almond Trees produces nuts high in protein and fat, it provides calcium and iron. They are a highly sought after staple amongst those looking for better health. It is a captivating addition to any landscape, boasting an array of pleasing attributes that make it a popular choice among gardeners and landscapers. This deciduous tree exhibits a delightful combination of ornamental features, productivity, and cultural significance. Let's explore why planting them in the landscape is a lovely idea. The almond tree, which is also known as Prunus dulcis or Prunus amygdalus, is a part of the Rosaceae family of plants. It is named after the seeds that can be grown on it, which are known as sweet types and bitter types. The former type is usually accompanied by white flowers, the latter by pink ones. Relatives and Origins Of The Almond Tree It is botanically a close relative of the cherry, peach, and plum types, and there are more than 400 other species of Prunus. That said, a significant difference between the three other types within this family is that there is a shell that surrounds the seed in its case. It is believed to have originated in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East and is mostly found today in the Mediterranean region and in other places that possess a similar climate, such as California. Flowering and Pollination Of The Almond Tree This type of tree is deciduous, meaning that it loses its leaves in the winter before regrowing them in the spring. Depending on the specific weather experienced in any given year, its flowering will usually start in February and peak a month later as it turns green. Its fruits will tend to appear in March and reach their peak size in June before fully ripening in July and August. It is pollinated by bees. In fact, that is a necessary act for any of them to grow. Size and Flowers Of The Almond Tree They usually grows to between 15-35 feet in height and will normally be about a foot wide at that time. Its white and pink flowers tend to be 2 inches in diameter, be bowl-shaped, and be borne as singles or in pairs. This type of tree's leaves are usually around 4 inches long, are lance-shaped, and normally possess serrated edges. Its almonds are enclosed in velvety cases. Maturation and Life Expectancy Of The Almond Tree Most will enter their maturity period, meaning that their yields will be at their peak in their eighth year, while their average life expectancy is 50 years.

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