This hardy, very late blooming variety, Nikita’s Pride ™ Almond Tree, bears good crops of large, high-quality, soft-shell nuts. Plant with Bounty and Oracle for cross pollination and large crops of these delicious and nutritious nuts.
Latin Name: Prunus dulcis
Site and Soil: Almonds like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Our Almonds are grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock. Lovell Peach is well adapted to different soil types.
Pollination Requirements: Almonds are partially self-fertile. Planting with Bounty™, or Oracle™, or Seaside™ for cross pollination and larger crops.
Hardiness: Almonds are hardy to minus 20F. or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Bloom Time: March
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Almonds are not bothered by pests. They appear to be very resistant to damage by bacterial canker, a disease that can affect Plums, Cherries, Peaches and other stone fruits.
USDA Zone: 5
Sunset Western Zone: 2B, 3B, 8-10, 12-16, 19-21
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not Listed