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Q.Watering of almond trees

Zone Barrydale,Western Cape (Klein Karoo) | annelivz added on August 21, 2014 | Answered

In your article on almond trees it said: “When growing almond trees, it is helpful to know that the trees do not tolerate wet soil” but then you said that: “Drip irrigation should be initiated daily with the trees needing 2-3 inches of water.” Does it mean 2-3 inches per day, or week, or month? We have a good loam soil.

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Answered on August 22, 2014

On average, this and most other trees benefit from having a couple of inches of water per week, with additional water as need in times of drought. However, newly planted trees require daily watering until established. So, if it's already an established tree, you would simply water weekly in the absence of rain, whereas newly planted trees would need to be watered daily (here is more info on that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/watering-newly-planted-tree.htm

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