Although perfectly hardy, almond trees require a frost free winter and a warm dry summer in order to produce a crop. Grow almond trees in a sheltered, sunny position in any well drained, neutral soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil, and drive a stake into the planting hole to support the tree once it is planted. Plant almonds at the same soil level as they were growing at the nursery, and use a tree tie to fasten the tree to the stake.
Fruit and nut trees do not suffer weed competition well so keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. Remove any suckers at ground level in spring, and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the tree. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Almond blossom is particularly susceptible to frost and may require protecting by a layer of fleece.
Like all members of the Prunus family, the almond tree should only be pruned in summer to avoid the risk of bacterial infection. Almonds fruit on one year old wood. They require little pruning other than the occasional removal of any damaged or crowded branches.
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By JULIA DREWERY 31-08-2016
Lovely little tree. Arrived in a pot late Autumn last year with half a dozen leaves. Overwintered in cold greenhouse (defoliated over winter as expected). Early Spring, I re-potted into a bigger pot and a few weeks later it woke up and produced 3 flowers (unexpected). Once the temp had increased to above 5 degrees at night I put it outside on the patio where its been all summer. It's put an amazing amount of growth on it's (what I consider to be) first year. I estimate the growth to be a good 5' (yes, five feet) on all the branches, which is why I've given a 3 rating to start with.
My intention as summer draws to a close is to re-pot into another slightly bigger pot and prune all the branches back by half in readiness for another superb growth spurt next year .......... if all goes to plan, I will pop another review on and hopefully be able to upgrade my rating to a 4 ...... 'til then, bye for now
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