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.
Out of stockThe Price Almond is also known as Price Cluster, it was a chance seedling discovered in Californian orchard. Price Almond is another seedling of Non -Pareil / Mission. It blooms within a day of Californian Papershell, making it a popular pollinating partner with Californian Papershell. Will also pollinate with Carmel. The crop matures shortly after it. Tree is of a more upright stature than Cal Papershell
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
Johnson’s Prolific almond
Out of stockJohnson's Prolific Almond is a soft shell almond, with very large kernels, pollinates Chellaston
Peerless almondPeerless almond yields medium to large sized nuts which are enjoyed throughout the culinary world. The 'Peerless' almond is a hard shell almond with a rich flavor, growing well in temperate climates, Relatively easy to grow, commercially it is sold primarily as in-shell product as it looks very good in the shell. It has a very attractive bisque colored shell that is hard, so damage is minimal during harvest. The kernel is darker brown and small but has a great nutty taste to it. Pollinates with Cal Papershell, Carmel, Price and Monterey
Self Pollinating almondThe 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
Monterey almondMonterey 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 Californian Papershell. Harvest is late for this heavy bearing variety. Low chill variety,(250 hours), so will also fruit in more northern areas
Ne Plus Ultra almond
Out of stockFrench 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