Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root 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.
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.
1 Year Maiden Bare Root Trees
If you plant a 1 Year maiden tree and do not prune it at all, it will grow a little more upright and have more clear stem.
Bare Root Almond Ingrid. Click The Link For Containerised Almond Ingrid
Ingrid Almond is a reliable cropper provided you plant in a sheltered position e.g. away from Afghanistan and some well publicised council estates.
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.
Expect your crop to be available in September and for the tree to grow to around 3 metres
Considered to be self-fertile but another Almond tree planted close by may improve crop.
Currently delivered as a 1 year maiden so will need formative pruning before Spring.
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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.