Golden Hills Female Pistachio

Golden Hills female Pistachio is a 2005 introduction created at the former Plant Introduction Garden at Chico and introduce by the University of California after being tested in Kern County. The variety is earlier than the popular Kerman variety by 2 to 4 weeks and provides a greater yield. With its earlier bloom time and earlier maturing crop this variety seems to avoid some of the orange worn infestation that affects the Kerman variety.
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USDA ZONES: 8-9 Outdoors
 
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Golden Hills Female Pistachio requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Pistachio vera 'Golden Hills'

Golden Hills female Pistachio is a 2005 introduction created at the former Plant Introduction Garden at Chico and introduce by the University of California after being tested in Kern county. The variety is earlier than the popular Kerman variety by 2 to 4 weeks and provides a greater yield. With its earlier bloom time and earlier maturing crop this variety seems to avoid some of the orange worn infestation that affects the Kerman variety. The Golden Hills Pistachio does require a pollinator and the Randy is an ideal male with early blooming time to cover the flowering time of the Golden Hills. The nut quality is equivalent to the Kerman with the percentage of split edible in-shell nuts a bit greater than the commonly planted Kerman. Tree structure in similar to other Pistachio varieties but a little more upright growing when young making early development of tree structure a bit less work. The tree's eventual structure is spherical with more short scaffold branching.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Medium color
Ripens:
August - September
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water/drought tolerant
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 7
Tree Size:
Pistachios require plenty of room for their spreading habit. Much early training is required to ensure that a uniform structure is achieved. Spacing of 15 to 20 feet on center are required. Maintaining trees to a shorter height is possible but not so much practiced at this time.
Years to Bear:
7
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 28° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
8 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
400 -
Size & Spacing

Pistachios require plenty of room for their spreading habit. Much early training is required to ensure that a uniform structure is achieved. Spacing of 15 to 20 feet on center are required. Maintaining trees to a shorter height is possible but not so much practiced at this time.

Planting & Care
Pistachios require well drained soil and a full sun location. Regular pruning is required when young to establish the canopy of the tree. Trees do not like to be over watered, so frequent adjustments to determine the proper water needs for your particular location should be practiced.
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