Almonds
Commercial almond

 

 

 

Duarte Nursery offers a full line of Almond trees with over 20 different scion varieties to choose from. DNI also offers a full line of clonally produced rootstocks. The clonal Almond rootstocks are produced from tissue culture in DNI’s onsite laboratory. With clonal rootstocks from Duarte Nursery you will see increased uniformity, higher disease resistance, larger more vigorous trees, and increased yields.


Advantages

Duarte Nursery offers a full line of Almond trees with over 20 different scion varieties. DNI also offers a full line if clonally produced rootstocks. DNI’s clonal Almond rootstocks are produced from tissue culture in our onsite laboratory. With clonal rootstocks from Duarte Nursery growers will see increased uniformity, higher disease resistance, larger more vigorous trees, and increased yields.

Product Format

Duarte Almond trees are delivered in a 3.75” x 3.75” x 9.5” plastic container with a virgin non-soil growing media. Year round planting is recommended for most situations.

Almond Rootstocks:

BB106 PAF #13/998,869-

This almond rootstock is a popular high vigorous peach/almond hybrid rootstock. This rootstock is nematode resistant, deep rooting, well anchorage and drought tolerant. The vigor and productivity are similar to Hansen 536. It has excellent root-knot Nematode resistance. This selection was a survivor in an orchard with wet soil conditions.

Brights Hybrid-

This almond rootstock is a Peach-Almond hybrid cross. Characteristics of this rootstock are large, extremely vigorous, hardy, self-sterile, productive, and regular bearing trees. This rootstock is commercially useful for almost all prunus species. The rootstock was developed as a first generation using Titan as the selected seed parent and Nemagard as the selected pollen parent.

Empyrean 1 Cv. (VI89)-

This almond rootstock has extraordinary vigor. It has a lower chilling requirement than Hansen 536, which makes it useful in low chill conditions around some parts of California. Bloom time is similar to Nemeguard, and harvest time is similar to Hansen 536. This rootstock shows promise of being one of the best and highest yielding almond rootstocks available for well drained soils.

Hansen 536 Hybrid-

This almond rootstock is used for Almonds, Peaches, Apricots, and Nectarines. It has excellent anchorage. It’s advantages are that it is more tolerant of salinity, alkalinity, ph, and boron soils, as compared to all other rootstocks. It is moderately resistant to Root-Knot nematodes. It does require deep and well-drained soils. It can be planted year round.

Krymsk® 86-

This almond rootstock is compatible with Almonds, Peaches, Plums, and Apricots. It has excellent growth, uniformity, and excellent anchorage for young almond trees. It is a low suckering rootstock, and has high vigor. This is a newer almond rootstock, and trials are ongoing.

Lovell-

A semi dwarf rootstock used for Almonds, Peaches, Apricots, Plums, Nectarines, and Prunes. It has good anchorage and vigor, and has excellent wet feet tolerance. Lovell rootstock prefers well drained, sandy loam soils, and is susceptible to crown rot and crown gall. Lovell also has some susceptibility to bacterial canker and nematodes.

Marianna-

This rootstock can be used with Plums, Prunes, Almonds, and Apricots. Mariana rootstock tends to form shallow roots and project outwards rather than downwards, root suckering can be a problem.

Nemaguard-

Nemaguard rootstock can be used for Almonds & Stone Fruit trees. This peach seedling rootstock is root knot nematode resistant, and is very vigorous. It is susceptible to root lesion nematode, bacterial canker & oak root fungus. Nemaguard rootstock prefers sandy soils.

 

Almond Varieties:

Aldrich-

Pollinizer for Nonpareil. Harvests 14 days after Nonpareil, and blooms slightly before Nonpareil. Very productive variety, large upright tree. Nut is medium in size hard shelled and well sealed.

Bennett-Hickman –

Bennett-Hickman US PP26,083 P3. The Bennett-Hickman variety has an unusually long bloom time and produces heavy yields relative to the Nonpareil variety. This variety blooms about 7 days earlier than Nonpareil, as well as blooming about 7 days longer than Nonpareil. The Bennett-Hickman variety on average has a nut yield that is slightly greater than Nonpareil, but the nut quality is comparable. This variety has a sweeter kernel with rare doubles.

Butte

Harvests 18 days after Nonpareil, and blooms 4 days after Nonpareil. Heavy producer, highest yielding almond variety. Nut is small to medium in size, semi-hard shelled and well sealed.

Carmel

Harvests 15 days after Nonpareil, blooms with Nonpareil. Trees are heavy and early producers, more upright than Nonpareil. Nut is medium sized soft shelled and well-sealed.

Fritz

Pollinizer for Nonpareil. Harvests 40 days after Nonpareil, blooms slightly after Nonpareil. Tree is upright and spreading. Nut is medium sized, and semi-hard shelled.

Monterey

Harvests 24 days after Nonpareil, bloom slightly after Nonpareil. Trees are medium in size, spreading, and vigorous. Nut is large, has a high percentage of doubling, soft-shelled, and well-sealed.

Nonpareil

Harvests at the end of August, blooms about the 3rd week of February. Considered to be the premier variety in California. Tree is large, upright, spreading and harvests easily. Nut is large; shell is paper thin, and poorly sealed.

Padre

Harvests 26 days after Nonpareil, blooms 5 days after Nonpareil. Tree is medium in size, upright, and is a good producer with the potential for high yields. Nut is medium sized, hard shelled, and well-sealed.

Peerless

Harvests 17 days after Nonpareil, blooms 5 days after Nonpareil. Tree is medium in size, and moderately upright. Nut is medium sized, very attractive appearance, and very hard shelled.

Price

Harvests 5 days after Nonpareil, blooms with Nonpareil. Tree is medium in size; upright, vigorous, but has the tendency to alternate bloom. Nut is small to medium in size, plump, and has a paper-thin shell. It also has a moderately high percentage of double kernels.

Sonora

Harvests 7 days after Nonpareil, blooms slightly before Nonpareil. Tree is medium sized, slightly spreading, has the tendency to alternate bear. Nut is medium sized, shell is paper thin, and poorly sealed.

Wood Colony

Pollinator for Nonpareil. Harvests 10 days after Nonpareil, blooms slightly after Nonpareil. Tree is small in size, good for close plantings, and similar to Carmel in its spreading scaffold structure. Nut is medium sized, plump, soft-shelled, and well sealed.

Winters

Harvests 24 days after Nonpareil, blooms with 3 days before Nonpareil. Tree is upright and vigorous. Nut is medium sized, shell is thin, and moderately well sealed. Winters is a new variety released from the University of California.