Peters Pistachio

Container Size: 5 Gallon
Item #653.
Availability Out of stock

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USDA ZONES: 9-11 Outdoors
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Is This Plant Self Pollinating?

Peters Pistachio requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.


Pistacia vera L.

Peters is the pollinator plant for the Kerman pistachio tree. Each male plant can pollinate up to eleven female pistachio plants depending on the planting configuration. Peters does not bear fruit.
Fruit Color:
N/A - N/A
Full Sun
Water Needs:
drought tolerant
Soil Type:
Soil pH Level:
pH of 7
Tree Size:
30' height with 20' spread
Years to Bear:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 15° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
9 - 11
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
Chill Hours:
600 - 1500
Size & Spacing

30' height with 20' spread

Plant 20' away from other trees and buildings

Planting & Care
Climate is crucial when growing pistachio trees; ideal temperatures for pistachios are above 100° during the day. Pistachios also need winter months cold enough to complete their dormant period - 45° or below. Pistachio trees do well in all soil types and will tolerate saline soil. Well-draining soil is a must and infrequent deep irrigation (once a month) is best. They are quite drought tolerant and don't do well in areas of high humidity. They require full sun. Pistachios are unisex trees - each tree will have either male or female flowers, but not both. One male tree can successfully fertilize up to ten females and in orchards they're usually planted in that ratio; it's possible to grow a single female tree and graft a male branch to it. Pistachios are alternate bearing, producing a large crop one year and a much smaller crop the next year. Pistachios are ripen when the hulls split open and should be harvested immediuately.
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