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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.
No. 1 commercial almond, the standard of quality. Ripens late August/early September. 400 hrs. Pollenizer required; interfruitful with Price, Mission, All-In-One, Carmel (Neplus in northern California only). Available on Nema.
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.
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.
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.