Caring for an Almond Tree

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Delicious, nutritious almonds come from the fruit of the almond tree, which is native to the Middle East and South Asia and a relative to peach, apricot, and other stone fruit trees. Almonds can be finicky plants to grow - without a suitable climate or proper care techniques, almond trees may struggle to survive, let alone bear fruit.

Caring for an Almond Tree

1. Water generously. Immediately after planting, almond trees should be "tanked" (watered heavily) with at least a gallon of water to thoroughly hydrate the soil.

2. Fertilize in the spring. Once the growing season begins, it's appropriate to use a reasonable amount of fertilizer to boost your plant's growth.

3. Harvest nuts in the fall. Fruit-bearing almond trees will start to grow small green fruits during the growing season - these hard, sour fruits aren't a common dish in the Western world, but are semi-popular in the Middle East.

4. Prune dead branches in early winter. Winter is the perfect time for pruning - the tree's dormant wood makes for safe, easy removal.


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Alan Eckerman writes: Good information about almonds, contrary to what most people think, almonds grow on trees and it is a actually a seed. In addition to that, almond trees grow best in Mediterranean climates with with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters.So you might want to consider your climate first before growing almond trees.
Posted: 1:57 pm on February 25th
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