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almond tree


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To offer them good growing conditions you should plant them in a sheltered, frost-free site in a well-drained soil that have a pH of 6.5 preferably. Almond trees should be planted early in the year, when low temperatures prevent leaf buds from growing. To offer them enough space to develop you should plant them 6-7 m apart. Water them regularly if the weather is dry over the fruiting and growing period and mulch in spring once the soil has warmed up so that the soil can retain its moisture.

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You can prune your almonds and train as bushes. Nuts are born on one-year-old branches so in summer, on established trees, remove one quarter of the old shoots that have cropped in previous seasons to encourage new growth. The nuts are borne after 3-4 years after the tree is planted. Gather them as their hulls start to crack then clean and dry the almonds before storing them. Almonds can be stored for months either in-shell or shelled if dry. Almonds are most often eaten on their own, raw or toasted or used in some dishes.

If you want to propagate your almond tree you can try chip-budding.

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