Pistachio Trees

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Asked by lewdoris7 on December 15, 2010
What Size Container Do I Need for a Pistachio Tree?

What size container do I need for a Pistachio tree? It will be permanently lost if I don’t repot it.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Pistachio trees are not particularly suitable as container plants. However, they can be grown in containers (the bigger the tree, the bigger your container will need to be) until they reach about 3-5 years old, at which point you should plant it in a permanent location outdoors. Mature pistachios have an extremely long tap root, requiring deep, well-draining soil that containers cannot provide. Dig the planting hole as deep and wide as its current pot.

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Asked by tigerbabetoo on January 30, 2015
Pistachio Trees

I have pistachio trees (1 male and 1 female). When I bought my house, the owner told me they needed to be sprayed in order for them to produce meat in the nuts but she neglected to tell me what to spray them with. Last year they did produce the shells but no meats. What do I need to spray them with and what other nutrients do I need to give them in order to ensure they stay healthy? Thanks!

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maryhdyer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It's possible that your trees may need boron. See: http://www.fluidfertilizer.com/pastart/pdf/9P11-13.pdf

This site provides several articles that might help: http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu/pages/pistachio/

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Asked by jthomas2810 on June 9, 2015
Pistachio Trees

I have 7 pistachio trees in my garden in Aegina, Greece. Three of them, the youngest trees, seem to be growing out from the base (root) of the tree, which I cut every year. What is this problem? The other trees are perfect.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It's possible the tree is sending up shoots from the root stock if the tree is grafted.
Remove those sucker shoots.
Here is a link with good information on pruning.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/nut-trees/pistachios/growing-pistachio-nut-trees.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on August 9, 2015
How Long Does It Take for Pistachio Trees to Give Fruit

How long does it take for pistachio trees to give fruit? I have two, and will they cross pollinate? I have two pistachio trees, over 5 years now, and have given no fruit yet. Will they cross pollinate? When can I expect some nuts?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Between 5 and 7 years and it is a Biennial crop, with heavy fruit every other year.

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Asked by Jimnliz3847 on January 15, 2017
Pistachio Trees

Can I grow one pistachio tree, or do I need two for pollination?

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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Pistachio trees are not self-fertile, so you will need two trees for pollination.

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Asked by vinelady1 on February 16, 2017
Pistachio Tree

How to transplant a 16 ft tall pistachio tree?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I have been unable to find any information on transplanting a Pistachio Tree.
I would advise contacting a qualified Arborist in your region to inquire on the process or if it is possible to move a tree successfully.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/nut-trees/pistachios/growing-pistachio-nut-trees.htm

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Asked by EDWARD LECLAIR on June 27, 2017
Verticillum Wilt in Chinese Pistachio

Are there any new findings for treatment of Verticillium Wilt Disease in a Chinese Pistachio tree (Planted about 4 years ago, 15 feet high)?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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