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Bare Root Nut Trees
Add some protein to your orchard by planting nut trees! Your choice should be decided by your palate and your climate.
Almond trees are botanically similar to peach trees, but they require more specific climactic conditions. Ideal situations include long hot summers and low humidity. The trees are relatively small, reaching about 20 to 30 feet at maturity. Almonds are one of the first to bloom so late frosts may destroy the blossoms or the small young fruit. Mission and Butte are a good pair; both are late bloomers and they pollinate each other. If you only have room for one tree, All-In-One almond is the best choice. When pruning your tree, bear in mind that almonds are born on spurs which remain for about 5 years.
Pecan trees are native to the southern and central U.S. Long hot summers provide the best environment for a good crop of nuts. The trees themselves are graceful, shapely and very large, reaching 70 feet tall and wide. If your climate is not ideal for producing nuts, the trees can be planted as large shade trees.
All-In-One Genetic Semi-Dwarf Almond on Marianna
No. 1 almond for home orchards. Heavy crops of soft shelled nuts with sweet, flavorful kernels. Hot summer required to ripen; ripens late Sept. to early Oct. 15 ft. tree, very winter and frost hardy. 3-400 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 4304 (Zaiger). Available on: Mari.
Hall's Hardy Almond
Medium sized hard shelled nut with delicious sweet kernels. Heavy bearer. Beautiful, profuse pink flowers in spring. Best for cold areas. Late bloomer. Ripens in October. 800 hours. Hardy to zone 7. Partially self-fruitful, but better with Mission as a pollinizer. Available on Lov.
Large, soft shelled almond with long, broad, flat kernel. Spreading tree is satisfactory pollenizer for Nonpariel in no. Calif. Ripens in Sept. 250 hrs. Pollenizer required - best is Nonpariel. Available on: Nema.
No. 1 commercial almond, the standard of quality. Ripens early, late Aug./early Sept. 400 hrs. Pollenizer required; interfruitful with Price, Mission, All-In-One, Carmel (Neplus in no. Calif. only). Available on: Nema.
Excellent pollenizer for Nonpareil. Blooms and harvests same time as Nonpareil, nut is very similar. Small, heavy bearing almond tree. Ripens mid season, late Aug./early to mid Sept. 400 hrs. Pollenizer required. Available on: Nema.
Thought to be a hybrid of Asian and European chestnuts. High quality, medium to large nuts fall easily from the hull and are easy to peel. Large, long-lived, spreading tree. May be susceptible to blight, so not appropriate for east of the Rocky Mountains. Ripens in October. 400 hours. Hardy to -20 degrees. Pollenized by Nevada. Available on Colossal.
Pollenizer for Colossal, but also a good producer of medium sized, easily peeled, very sweet nuts. One Nevada can pollenize 8-10 Colossal trees. Not tolerant of alkaline soils. Ripens in October. 400-500 hours. Zones 4-9. Pollenized by Colossal. Available on Colossal.
Very large, thin shelled nut with excellent quality. Attractive tree is vigorous, bears young and heavy, is widely adapted. Good choice for home planting. Ripens mid Oct. to mid Nov. 250 hrs. Self-fruitful. NOTE: We provide complete planting and care instructions with pecans. However, due to their sensitivity to adverse conditions during the establishment period, we cannot guarantee their success. No refunds, credits or replacements will be given for pecans.
Walnut tree developed by U.C. Davis. High quality light colored nuts. Heavy crops (bears on lateral buds, not just terminals like Hartley.) Smaller tree than Hartley; good choice for backyard planting. Ripens late Sept./early Oct. 700 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 4388. Available on: NCB. WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE CAN NO LONGER SHIP WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.
Long-time No. 1 walnut in California for its quality and dependability. Large, thin shelled, well sealed nut with light colored, flavorful kernel. Ripens late Sept./early Oct. 700 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on: NCB. WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO SHIP WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.