Very late blooming and early ripening. Bears abundant crops of sweet, soft-shelled nuts.
Grow nutritious almonds in cold areas with these hardy varieties from Crimea in Ukraine. Almost all almonds grown in the U.S. are grown in California. These selections bloom late, about the same time as peaches, helping them avoid damage from late hard frosts. Originating at the Nikita Botanic Garden, the attractive trees bear profuse, pinkish-white fragrant flowers in spring. Harvest nuts in September and use them for fresh eating, roasting, and baking. Mature trees are 15 to 20 feet tall. While somewhat self-fertile, we recommend planting two varieties for the best nut production in a location with at least 1/2 day of sun. Trees begin bearing about 3 years after planting.
Growing Zone: 5 to 8
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Height: 15 ft to 20 ft