Pistachio nut – male
Pistachio trees require a male plant and a female plant for cross fertilisation. The male is the pollinator, and the female plant is the one that fruits. One male will pollinate up to six female trees. Pistachios are suited to marginal land, limited irrigation, and will do surprisingly well with a hot, dry, rainfree summer / autumn. They will grow in as little as 400 - 500 ml rainfall if widely spaced. Little pruning needed, not to mention - a delicious end product!