Although you can plant Almonds in the majority of the UK, you will get slightly better results in the South East.
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Ingrid Almond is a reliable cropper provided you plant in a sheltered position.The pink blossom in Spring is very eye catching but may need protecting from frost if it blooms early.
If you want to increase crop size consider hand pollination (using a brush to paint pollen from flower to flower) and/or plant a separate variety or Almond in the garden. Do not plant near peach trees as cross pollination may occur resulting in your crop of Almonds being bitter. Ingrid Almond has reasonable leaf curl resistance properties.
Fruits in September and ultimate height of 3 metres although manual pruning can keep this height down.
Almond Ingrid Options Explained
Krymsk 86/St Julian A : Supplied in a 7-12L pot and 125 to 200cm tall and in bush form. In ideal conditions should be more in the 150-240cm range.
Almond Ingrid Rootstocks Explained
Krymsk 86 and St Julian A grow to roughly the same height. Different rootstocks will be used to try an improve the characteristics of the tree such as disease resistance and vigour.
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Fruit Tree Life Expectancy
Most fruit trees will give you AT LEAST 40 years of fruit. Pears can go to 70. Records of 200 year old trees exist but this is the exception, not the rule.
Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Fruit Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value.
Almond Rootstocks Explained
Us in the tree trade like to use words that summarise characteristics of the Almond tree and make zero sense to normal average people. This makes us feel very important, especially when we have to explain what each and every term means because none of it follows any sort of logic. So we write the following explanation with a reluctant pen (or keyboard in this case) and hope that you appreciate just how unimportant we now feel by sharing this knowledge with you. For those that didn't pick up on the humour, we didn't invent these terms, they were imposed upon us. We tried ordering from our suppliers "that nutty tree in the biggish pot with nice green leaves in summer" but they refused to deal with us until we spoke to them properly!
Each Almond tree has several different options. These are explained below.
Bare root: Only available from November to March. Exact start and end dates dictated by the weather. Tree is delivered with no earth around the Almond roots and is covered by a bag or sack. Roots to be kept moist if not planted straight away. Plant before end of March. Usually 20-50% cheaper than containerised equivalent. If you buy a bare root tree outside of November to March, we will save the order and send it to you at the start of the next season. Usually supplied at between 1-2m tall.
7L or 12L etc: Size in litres that the pot will be delivered in.
Maiden: The Almond tree is only 1 year old but the roots will be at least 1-2 years old. If you want to prune the tree to the exact shape and configuration you want e.g. Cordon, Espalier, Fan trained then a maiden Almond is a good choice.
Self Fertile: If an Almond tree, or any other tree for that matter, is described as being self-fertile then it means it will produce fruit without the need of another similar tree nearby. So in summary, if this tree was sectioned under the mental health act and was confined to solitary confinement, it would still produce Almonds.
St Julien A: This describes the root stock the Apricot tree was grown on and how high it will grow under favourable conditions. A St Julien A Apricot tree will grow to around 3.5 metres.
Torinel: An Apricot tree grown on a Torinel root stock will grow to around 3 metres under favourable conditions.
Bush: This describes the shape of the tree. A bush will have the main branches starting much lower down the trunk.