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Nut Me® 'Almond Me' (Mini Patio Tree)Prunus dulcis, Almond 'Avijor'Prunus amygdalus, Sweet Almond, Patio fruit tree

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

FROM £9.99

54% (3 Reviews)

Innovative new patio fruit!

Specially developed for growing in containers

Fruit from a young age

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Description

The innovative Fruit Me® series offers a range of self-fertile fruit and nut trees, grafted onto a brand new dwarf rootstock. These compact mini fruit trees are specially adapted for growing in patio containers over a long period, producing good crops from an early age. Perfect for balconies, terraces, conservatories and small gardens – in fact, anywhere that space is at a premium.

Nut Me® ‘Almond’ uses the productive variety ‘Avijor’ which produces good crops of high quality almonds, for harvesting at the end of August. The pretty pink blossom in spring makes this an attractive container plant too. With excellent cold tolerance, this compact, branching patio tree is ideal for a sunny, sheltered spot.

  • Peach, Nectarine, Almond and Apricot rootstocks:
  • Rootpac-R - Dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 1m (39")
  • Peach Seedling - Dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 2.5m (8')
  • Mont Clare - Semi dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 3m (10')
  • Torrinel - Semi dwarf reaching a mature height of 3m (10')
  • Krymsk 86 - Semi vigorous reaching a mature height of up to 4m (13')
  • St. Julien - Semi vigorous reaching a mature height of up to 4.5m (14')

This variety is self-fertile and does not require a pollination partner.

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 4 years.

Useful links:

How to grow fruit trees Fruit rootstock guide

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


2 x 7cm potted almond tree (Rootpac-R Rootstock) (KB0606)
1 x 7cm potted almond tree (Rootpac-R Rootstock) (KB0560)

How to Grow
Although perfectly hardy, almond trees require a frost free winter and a warm dry summer in order to produce a crop. Grow patio almond trees in large 60cm (24") diameter containers filled with a soil based compost such as John Innes No 3. Alternatively plant dwarf almond trees in borders in any well drained, neutral soil, choosing a sheltered, sunny position. 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.
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Feed and water patio almond trees regularly throughout the growing season. Fruit and nut trees do not suffer weed competition well so keep containers free of weeds. If growing sweet almond in the ground, keep grass and weeds clear from within a 30cm radius of the base of the tree. To improve fruiting, move almond trees in containers to a cool, bright, frost-free position in the autumn, keeping the compost just moist. Top-dress almond trees in containers each spring with a slow-release fruit fertiliser. For almonds grown in the ground, 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 with a layer of horticultural fleece if grown outside.

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. However should fruits become bitter, then more frequent pruning is required to encourage new leaf growth which will help to dissipate the chemicals which cause this bitterness, thereby preventing the fruits becoming bitter.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.50.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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