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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.