Grow nutritious almonds in cold areas with these hardy varieties from the Crimea in Ukraine. The hot dry summers of the San Joaquin valley are perfectly adapted for the desired growing conditions. Zone 5-9. Alenia Almond is also know as the variety 'Prima' and is a Ukrainian selection. A hardy, late blooming thin shelled variety with sweet flavor. First self-fertile true almond variety. In southern Europe and the Middle East almonds are often picked prematurely in the husk and pickled. Nut trees are available for shipping February through mid-April. May need antifungal spray in wet climates due to susceptibility to disease. Almost all almonds grown in the U.S. are grown in California. The varieties that we offer expand the range so that they can be grown over a wider area of the US. California is the world's largest producer of almonds. They are available for pickup February through mid-November All of these varieties have thin shells that are easily cracked. Zone 5-9. The leaves are 3–5 inches long, with a serrated margin and a 2.5 cm (1 in) petiole. Zone 5-9. The almond is a deciduous tree, growing 4–10 m (13–33 ft) in height, with a trunk of up to 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. Latin Name: Prunus dulcis Site and Soil: Almonds like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil. Cloud Mountain Farm Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Does best in sunny locations on reasonably well drained soils. Zone 5-9. Each almond nut variety is not only very delicious, but they are very healthy for you, as well. Alenia Almond is also know as the variety 'Prima' and is a Ukrainian selection. Dessertniy Almond is also known as the variety 'Bounty' and is a hardy Ukranian selection with a thin easily cracked shell. The young twigs are green at first, becoming purplish where exposed to sunlight, then grey in their second year. ALENIA (PRIMA) ALMOND (Prunus dulcis) A hardy, late blooming thin shelled variety with sweet flavor. Not proven in Western WA, but worth trying. Rootstock Description: Our Almonds are grafted on Lovell Peach rootstock. However, instead of a sweet flesh and sour kernel, the almond tree has a sour flesh and a sweet kernel. A true almond with a non bitter kernel and high yield. Needs another late blooming variety to pollinate, such as Dessertniy or All-in-One or Mission. A hardy, late blooming Ukrainian variety that bears heavy crops of sweet, soft shelled nuts. Late blooming to escape Spring frost, needs pollinator such as Alenia or All-in-One. They have beautiful white blossoms in the spring and a delicious edible nut. Oracle Almond Tree ™ Very late blooming and early ripening, Oracle Almond Tree ™ bears abundant crops of large, sweet, semi-hardshell nuts. Zone 5-9. DESSERTNIY (BOUNTY) ALMOND (Prunus dulcis). You can also make an almond jam out of the "peach-like flesh" surrounding the almond nut -very few have the exquisite pleasure of tasting ALMOND JAM.. Needs another late blooming variety to pollinate, such as Dessertniy or All-in-One or Mission. Currently closed for the season. They are available for pickup February through mid-November, True soft-shell Almond cultivars from the Ukraine, Late blooming to escape most frosts- the reason most almond fail to set nuts in the Northwest. Ordering for 2021 pick up and shipping begins early January Dismiss, Nut trees are available for shipping February through mid-April. The almond tree looks similar to a peach or apricot. Though in the same family of these other fruits, an Almond is considered a nut tree. Very late blooming and early ripening. The Ukrainian Walnut Trees prefer a soil pH that is less acid than most other nut trees that thrive in a pH of 6 to 8. These selections bloom late, about the same time as peaches, helping them avoid damage from late hard frosts. The developing nuts of the Ukrainian Walnut Tree are formed from tiny, insignificant looking green flowers, male and female, that are wind self-pollinated. They can be eaten raw, roasted, sprouted, or made into a nut butter, nut meal or flour. All-In-One Almond is thin shelled and sweet, a late bloomer, making it less susceptible to spring frost. The almond tree leaves can also be used to make an ALMOND EXTRACT flavouring. Almond Notes. The late blooming Almonds are cold hardy to negative 20 degrees once established, with 'All in One' being a little less cold hardy- Zone 8 is best.