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Bare Root Nut Trees
Add some protein to your orchard by planting nut trees! Your choice should be decided by your palate and your climate.
Almond trees are botanically similar to peach trees, but they require more specific climactic conditions. Ideal situations include long hot summers and low humidity. The trees are relatively small, reaching about 20 to 30 feet at maturity. Almonds are one of the first to bloom so late frosts may destroy the blossoms or the small young fruit. Mission and Butte are a good pair; both are late bloomers and they pollenize each other. If you only have room for one tree, All-In-One almond is the best choice. When pruning your tree, bear in mind that almonds are born on spurs which remain for about 5 years.
Pecan trees are native to the southern and central U.S. Long hot summers provide the best environment for a good crop of nuts. The trees themselves are graceful, shapely and very large, reaching 70 feet tall and wide. If your climate is not ideal for producing nuts, the trees can be planted as large shade trees.
All-In-One Genetic Semi-Dwarf Almond on Viking
Best choice for clay or wet soils. No. 1 almond for home orchards. Heavy crops of soft shelled nuts with sweet, flavorful kernels. Hot summer required to ripen; ripens late September to early October. Fifteen foot tree, very winter and frost hardy, probably to zone 5, but with better results in zones 8 to 9. 3-400 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 4304 (Zaiger). Available on Viking. Potted.
Walnut tree developed by U.C. Davis. High quality light colored nuts. Heavy crops (bears on lateral buds, not just terminals like Hartley.) Smaller tree than Hartley; good choice for backyard planting. Ripens late September/early October. 700 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 4388. Available on NCB. WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE CAN NO LONGER SHIP WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.
Last English walnut to leaf out, less susceptible to spring frost damage. Very large tree, excellent shade. Fair production of well sealed, thin shelled, high quality nuts. Ripens late, in October. 700 hrs. Partially self-fruitful. Pollenize with Hartley or Chandler. Available on NCB. WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE CAN NO LONGER SHIP WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.
Garden Prince Genetic Dwarf Almond
Compact, lushly foliated 10-12 ft. almond tree with large, light pink blossoms. Soft shelled nuts are especially sweet and tasty. Bears young and heavy; ripens late, in October. Cold hardy to zone 9, maybe 8. 250 hrs. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 5146 (Zaiger). Available on Nema.
Long-time No. 1 walnut in California for its quality and dependability. Large, thin shelled, well sealed nut with light colored, flavorful kernel. Ripens late September/early October. 700 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on NCB. WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO SHIP WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.
Late blooming, productive almond. Hard shelled nut with short plump kernel. Ripens late September/early October. 500 hrs. Pollenizer required; interfruitful with All-In-One, Nonpareil, Price, Carmel. Available on Nema.
Very large, thin shelled nut with excellent quality. Attractive tree is vigorous, bears young and heavy, is widely adapted. Good choice for home planting. Ripens mid October to mid November. 250 hrs. Self-fruitful. NOTE: We provide complete planting and care instructions with pecans. However, due to their sensitivity to adverse conditions during the establishment period, we cannot guarantee their success. No refunds, credits or replacements will be given for pecans.
Very small walnut tree, less than 2/3 the size of other varieties. Well sealed nut, similar to Payne. Has perhaps the finest flavored kernel, winner of consumer taste tests. Widely adapted, excellent choice for home planting. Ripens late September/early October. 400 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on NCB. WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO SHIP WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.
Adapted to mild winter coastal climates of southern California. Has medium sized walnuts with fairly well sealed thin shells. Light colored, plump kernel has mild flavor. Ripens late September/early October. Estimated chilling requirement is less than 300 hrs. Self-fruitful. Available on NCB. WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO SHIP WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.
Excellent pollenizer for Nonpareil. Blooms and harvests same time as Nonpareil, nut is very similar. Small, heavy bearing almond tree. Ripens mid season, late August to mid September. 400 hours. Pollenizer required. Available on Nema.
Robert Livermore Walnut
Very unique and striking red meat. Taste and growing patterns very similar to Chandler. Ripens in late September, one week earlier than Chandler. Requires a pollenizer. 7-800 hours. Available on NCB. SORRY, BUT WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO SEND WALNUTS TO MISSOURI.