Almond Tree Friend

Almond Tree Friend

ALMOND TREE – DATA SHEET  

a)  Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers)

20-30 years

b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades)

4-8 years

c) Season of year when productive tree fruits (ie Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring or combo ie Su/Au)

Spring

d) Expected or average number years tree expected to fruit for once it begins. (ie year 8 to 20 = 12 yrs)

20 years

e) Country/area of origin

Middle East

f) Average annual rainfall in area of origin

300-500mm

g) Latin name of tree and family

Prunus dulcis ‎, Rosaceae

h) Any other products, benefits, useful or interesting facts about of tree:

ie good shade tree or wind break, good cabinet, building or fire wood, fire resistant, flood or drought  tolerant. For example in Australia we have a challenge with termites that do a lot of damage eating wooden structures, there are certain woods that are naturally white ant resistant that allow a more reliable building without utilising white ant poison like is often done.

Bears almond nut great nutrition has many bi products

Beautiful blossom

Offers interesting woodworking timber as many knots and varying grains

i) Height, width and shape of tree at maturity.

Between 15-30 ft in height

Width often is equal to the height

Often multiple trunks and twisted obscure branching typical of fruit trees

Please find measure for both diameter of trunk and also arbour (the tree foliage)   Note the profile shape is important for later design work, some trees have an overhanging canopy with bare trunk that can be walked around, others have foliage from base to top and in all sorts of patterns and densities.

– deciduous tree

– Foliage typical of fruit especially stone fruit trees.

–  the almond tree is quite bare with limited folage most of the year.

– many small limbs that protrude all different directions,

– foliage spread begins quite low

j) challenges or special requirements, such as needing other varieties in order to fruit

– trees favour warmer dryer climate with mild winter and don’t like severe frosts

– some varieties are self pollenating others require bees or other trees

– proximity to other trees can effect size of tree and ability/yield of fruit Tree-Friend-Data-Sheet copy



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