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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.

We have chestnuts once again, so if you are a fan of chestnuts roasting on an open fire, plant a pair of trees and start producing your own nuts!

More About Nut Trees...


The most popular walnut varieties are the English walnuts. The black walnut, Juglans nigra, is an extremely large tree and the nuts are usually strong tasting and difficult to crack. We carry the variety Thomas Black which is thin-shelled and delicious. It is best suited to large areas without other landscaping as the roots produce a growth-inhibiting substance and are also very pervasive.

English walnut trees are much more desirable in the orchard, although they still get very large, growing to sixty feet high and wide. If you have limited room, Pedro is a good choice, growing to two-thirds the size of other varieties. The walnuts we offer all produce excellent nuts with great flavor.

The uses for nuts are endless - a snack, cookies, cakes, a crust for fish entrees or nut loaf as a main course. Below is a favorite recipe we make during the holidays.

Spiced Nuts

  • Combine:½ teaspoon each of ground cumin, chili powder, curry powder and garlic salt with ¼ teaspoon each of cayenne, powdered ginger and cinnamon.
  • Warm 2 T. olive oil in a nonstick skillet over low heat.
  • Add the spices and cook 3 or 4 minutes.
  • Mix with 2 cups of any type of nuts in a bowl.
  • Spread the mixture in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast at 325 degrees for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • When done, sprinkle with 1 T. kosher salt. Let cool for about 2 hours and pack in jars.

Nut Tree Rootstocks...


LOVELL (Lov.)
Vigorous, standard rootstock for plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, prunes, almonds. More tolerant of wet soils than Nemaguard; also more cold hardy. Susceptible to nematodes in sandy soils. Provides good anchorage and high degree of disease resistance. Unpruned tree height of standard varieties 15-25 ft.; size can be controlled further with summer pruning.

MARIANNA 26-24 (Mari.)
Standard rootstock for apricots, plums, prunes, most almonds. Mature trees comparatively small, 15-20 ft. if unpruned; can be kept smaller with summer pruning. Shallow root system, much more tolerant of wet soils than Lovell or Nemaguard; is not tolerant of hot soils. Has tendency to sucker. Resistant to oak root fungus, root knot nematodes, root rot.

NEMAGUARD (Nema.)
Standard rootstock for nectarines, peaches, apricots, plums, prunes, almonds. Vigorous, resists root knot nematodes. Excellent for well drained soils. In heavy or poorly drained soil, plant on mound or hill. May not be winter hardy below 5°F. Unpruned tree height of standard varieties 15-25 ft., size can be controlled further with summer pruning.

NORTHERN CALIF. BLACK (NCB)
Black walnut seedling. Vigorous; resistant to Verticillium wilt, oak root fungus and root knot nematodes.

PARADOX
Vigorous hybrid rootstock for walnuts.  English walnut varieties on Paradox are fast growing and productive at a young age.  More tolerant of wet soil than Northern California Black, less resistant to oak root fungus.



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Garden Prince Genetic Dwarf Almond
Garden Prince Genetic Dwarf Almond
$25.95
Compact, lushly foliated 10-12 ft. almond tree with large, light pink blossoms. Soft shelled nuts are especially sweet and tasty. Bears young and heavy; ripens late, in October. 250 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 5146 (Zaiger). Available on: Nema.

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All-In-One Genetic Semi-Dwarf Almond on Marianna
All-In-One Genetic Semi-Dwarf Almond on Marianna
$25.95
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.

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All-In-One Genetic Semi-Dwarf Almond on Nemaguard
All-In-One Genetic Semi-Dwarf Almond on Nemaguard
$25.95
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 Nema.

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Butte Almond
Butte Almond
$24.95
The most productive almond variety; originated from a cross of Texas Mission and Nonpareil. Well sealed, semi-hard shell, slightly smaller than Mission. Blooms and ripens just before Mission, ripens late Sept. to early Oct. Medium sized, vigorous, spreading tree similar to Neplus. 500 hrs. Pollenizer required; interfruitful with Mission, All-In-One, Nonpareil. Available on: Lov.

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Hall's Hardy Almond NEW FOR 2014!
Hall's Hardy Almond NEW FOR 2014!
$24.95
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.

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Mission Almond
Mission Almond
$24.95
Late blooming almond. Hard shelled nut with short plump kernel. Ripens late Sept./early Oct.; productive. 500 hrs. Pollenizer required; interfruitful with All-In-One, Nonpareil, Price, Carmel. Available on: Nema.

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Neplus Almond
Neplus Almond
$24.95
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.

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Nonpareil Almond
Nonpareil Almond
$24.95
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.

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Price Almond
Price Almond
$24.95
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.

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Colossal Chestnut NEW FOR 2014!
Colossal Chestnut NEW FOR 2014!
$39.95
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.

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Nevada Chestnut NEW FOR 2014!
Nevada Chestnut NEW FOR 2014!
$39.95
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.

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Mahan Pecan
Mahan Pecan
$44.95
Largest pecan with thin shell and fine quality. Very late maturing(Nov./Dec.); does best in low desert climates. 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.

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Mohawk Pecan
Mohawk Pecan
$44.95
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.

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Pawnee Pecan
Pawnee Pecan
$44.95
New early harvest, southern variety; adapted to growing seasons too short for Mahan or Western Schley, such as the northern Central Valley in Calif. Medium to large, thin shelled nut with excellent quality and high yields. Disease resistant. Produces 5 years after planting. Ripens approx. late Oct. in Central Calif. 250 hrs. Partly self-fruitful or plant with Mohawk. 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.

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Western Schley Pecan
Western Schley Pecan
$44.95
Easy to grow, hardy tree. Less fussy about soil and nutrition than others. Has long, tapered, medium sized, thin shelled nuts with fine quality. Ripens late, in 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.

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Chandler Walnut
Chandler Walnut
$39.95
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.

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Franquette Walnut
Franquette Walnut
$39.95
Last English walnut to leaf out, less susceptible to spring frost damage. Very large tree, excellent shade. Fair production of well sealed, thin shelled, high quality nuts. Ripens late, in Oct. 700 hrs. Partially self-fruitful. Pollinate with Hartley or Chandler. Available on: NCB. WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE CAN NO LONGER SHIP WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.

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Hartley Walnut
Hartley Walnut
$39.95
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.

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Idaho Walnut
Idaho Walnut
$39.95
Cold hardy carpathian-type walnut with large, sweet, high quality kernel. Bears young and heavy. Vigorous tree. 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.

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Pedro Walnut
Pedro Walnut
$39.95
Very small walnut tree, less than 2/3 the size of other varieties. Well sealed nut, similar to Payne. Has perhaps the finest flavored kernel, winner of consumer taste tests. Widely adapted, excellent choice for home planting. Ripens late Sept./early Oct. 400 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on: NCB. WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO SHIP WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.

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Placentia Walnut
Placentia Walnut
$39.95
Adapted to mild winter coastal climates of so. Calif. Has medium sized walnuts with fairly well sealed thin shells. Light colored, plump kernel has mild flavor. Ripens late Sept./early Oct. Estimated chilling requirement is less than 300 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on: NCB. WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO SHIP WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.

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Robert Livermore Walnut
Robert Livermore Walnut
$39.95
Very unique and striking red meat. Taste and growing patterns very similar to Chandler. Ripens in late September, one week earlier that Chandler. Requires a pollenizer. 7-800 hours. Available on: Paradox. SORRY, BUT WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO SEND WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.

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Thomas Black Walnut
Thomas Black Walnut
$39.95
Large round walnut with semi-soft shell; nuts delicious but harder to crack. Tree is very large and upright, bears at a young age. Withstands low temperatures; is disease resistant. Not for desert or southern coastal Calif. Ripens in mid October. Self-fruitful. Available on: NCB. WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO SHIP WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.

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