Almond trees are grafted onto peach rootstocks, and yield trees of around 4 metres in best conditions. The Self Pollinating almond is a semi dwarf almond which will make a tree of three metres or less.
Almond trees are one of the quickest nut trees to start bearing – sometimes taking only two years to crop
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Out of stockThe Bitter Almond nut is believed to have some benefits in the fight against cancer, not regularly offered for sale in nurseries, not sweet like other almonds, but then that's not the reason you eat it.
Carmel almondCarmel almond is a more recent variety, very good yields of high quality nuts, discovered in a Californian orchard, as a seedling from Non-Pareil / Mission, flowers just after Cal Papershell, and harvests just before Mission, tree is of medium size and yields large, elongated kernels, an excellent pollinating partner for Californian Papershell and Price
Self Pollinating almond
Out of stockThe Self Pollinating Almond is a semi dwarfing tree, growing to around 2.5 - 3 metres instead of the usual 4.5 metre size, good flavour, soft shell and as the name suggests, sets a modest crop without pollination, if allowed to pollinate with any of the other varieties it sets a significantly heavier crop
Ne Plus Ultra almondFrench almond, Ne Plus Ultra Almond sports a large sized nut, light chocolate coloured, papershell, spreading habit, heavy cropping, popular variety, particularly for its excellence as a pollinator, produces consistently good yields, pollinates with Californian Papershell, Chellaston and Self Pollinating Almond
Californian Papershell almond
Out of stockThe Californian Papershell Almond produces a medium to large sized flattish nuts, papershell, most popular variety, orginiated in California in 1880's, produces consistently good yields of medium sized kernels, relatively easy to train and prune, pollinate with Price, Ne Plus Ultra, Carmel, Self Poll