[NAFEX] hardy almond

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri Jul 26 14:40:15 EDT 2002

If it's the Hall's Hardy, that's a peach-almond hybrid and should set by
itself.  If it's a true almond, it needs a pollinator.  You would probably
get a better chance of results with a second tree as a pollinator.  Not that
the Halls Hardy is all that good - the nuts are as hard as peach pits and
the kernals are bitter.  
One problem with lots of almonds is that that they bloom extremely early,
often before there are enough pollinating insects.  Another is that they
frequently get frosted, or in wet spring weather, get pseudomonas in the
blossoms, which kills them.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, writing, consulting, more, plus word on my grape book at

>From: rob hamilton <lostman_amiga at yahoo.com>
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] hardy almond
>Date: Fri, Jul 26, 2002, 10:20 AM

>I may have asked this question before, but I cant find
>I have 8ft. 4 year old Hardy Almond tree. I get a few
>flowers every year,
>but I have yet to get any nuts. Small fruits form, but
>by the third week the fruits would fall off.
>I dont do much to the tree: 
>  - A dorments spray in winter
>  - 10-10-10 mix in spring 
>  - some sevin dust durring Japanise beetle season
>Am I doing something wrong?
>I wonder does anyone have any problems with theirs? 
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