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Scientific Name: Prunus amygdalus
Synonym: Amygdalus communis var. dulcis
Family: Rosaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-10,12-16,19-21,29,30,33,35

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Middle East

Growth Habits: Small deciduous tree

Watering Needs: Moderate water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Best by grafting

Selected Varieties
Variety Zones (Sunset) Maturity Zone 13 Remarks
All-in-One (semi-dwarfing) 8-10,12-16,19-21 August Medium to large. Soft shelled with good quality sweet kernels. Classified semi-dwarf to 15 feet. Chilling requirement of 500 hours (may not be suited for Salt River Valley). Number 1 almond for home orchards. Self-fruitful.
Garden Prince Genetic Dwarf 8-10,12-16,19-21 August Compact, lushly foliated 10-12 foot tree. Soft shell, kernels especially sweet and tasty. Bears young and heavy. Chilling requirement of 250 hours. Self-fruitful.
Neplus Ultra 8-10,12-16,19-21 August Large soft-shelled nut, long broad flat kernel. Chilling requirement of 250 hours. Needs pollenizer. Best pollenizer: Nonpareil.
Nonpareil Almond: 8-10,12-16,19-21 August No. 1 commercial almond, the standard of quality. Inter-fruitful with All-In-One and Neplus. Chilling requirement 400 hours. Pollenizer required
Source: University of Arizona: Cooperative Extension

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