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Prunus dulcis var. dulcis 'Nonpareil'

Nonpariel Almond

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Scientific Name Prunus dulcis var. dulcis 'Nonpareil'
Principal Common Name Nonpariel Almond
Common Name(s)
Description Broad-crowned tree with narrow elongated gray-green leaves, white to pale pink flowers in spring. Soft fuzzy peach-like fruit with thin, inedible flesh. Fruit splits to reveal a central pit which contains the nut. Nonpareil blooms mid-season, is easy to shell. Needs another pollinator.
General Comments Pollinate with 'All-in-One', 'Mission', 'Ne Plus Ultra'.
Nativity Asia Minor and North Africa
Height Range 20 - 30 FT
Spread Range 20 - 30 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 2 : 3 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 19 : 20 : 21
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Dull : Narrow : Serrate : Smooth : Willow-like
Form Edible : Tree
Flower Color Pale Pink : White
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Any : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Drought tolerant : Edible : Seed

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