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Q.Are Almond Trees Self Pollinating, Or Do They Require A Male/female Tree To Give Fruit?

Zone London | Anonymous added on April 4, 2024 | Answered

Hello, I came across your website after reading an article about growing almond trees. It was very informative and I hope you don’t mind me reaching out for some advice. I read in your article that some almond trees are self pollinating, whilst others require atleast 2 planted next to each other. In 2021, I tried to plant my own almond trees – I was very lucky, 2 almonds sprouted roots and have now 18 months later grown into small trees approx 6 foot high! The almonds were from a supermarket packet, so I dont know if they will self pollinate or I need a male/female tree for it to give fruit? I wanted to check with an expert what is the best thing to do – is there a way I can check the leaves to know which variety I have grown? Thank you for reading and I appreciate any advice you have to give. Kind regards.

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Answered on April 10, 2024

Almond trees are not self-fruitful. You won't be able to tell male from female till you see the flowers. Your best bet is to buy a commercial variety that blooms at the same time as these do. Here is more:


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