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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varities that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone
corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. For best results, make
that your hariness zone lies within the zone compatibility of the variety that you are
Wood Colony Almond requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of
trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.
Wood Colony almonds are elongated with semi-soft shells. Wood Colony is successfully pollinated by varieties such as Carmel and Nonpareil. Wood Colony almond was introduced in 1985 by Burchell Nursery. This variety is planted commercially because of its outstanding heavy production. The trees tend to be small, so they are a good choice for a home orchard.
20' height with 15' spread
Plant 15' away from other trees and buildings
Almonds prefer light, well-drained, somewhat sandy soil. Mulching helps retain moisture and helps to stabilize the soil temperature. Plant almond trees in early Spring. Almonds grow best in full sun in a location where cold air or frost will not settle. Choose a protected location that is sheltered from wind. Water regularly, at least weekly, during the first year. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet. Almond trees are prized as ornamentals because of their beautiful Spring flowers.