Anyone growing this cultivar?
My fiancée requested I grow a nut tree. In my microclimate that pretty much boils down to Pedro Walnut, Western Schley Pecan, or Garden Prince Almond. So this morning I brought home the latter from Briggs Nursery
I haven't grown this cultivar yet. But what I know is that it has dwarf peach in its parentage.
Yes, it's another outstanding home orchard plant from Zaiger Genetics. Glad to read about your interests in your profile :slightly_smiling:
Taking advantage of the extended daylight hours, this evening I planted the tree from its 15 gallon pot. It's currently 42 inches tall.
It looks more like a dwarf peach tree than an almond tree.
Love the canopy!
Nice tree, and impressive cage.
The individual I purchased is the most thirsty tree I've ever planted. Possibly due to the nursery it originated from.
In full bloom – overtly showing the peach ancestry …
It’s prettier than All-In-One! Garden Prince blooms earlier, so it would be a definite ornamental here
I have All-In-One if you’d like to graft him on yours, too (if not under patent). My fruitlets got zapped by a hard frost or 3 this year, of course. It’ll be a rare year that I get almonds, but the trees are just gorgeous!
I also have All-In-One (in a 7 gallon pot), but it produces better farther inland where the winters are a tad cooler. I’m going to give it away to the CRFG this summer unless someone here wants to come by and pick it up.
I have Garden Prince, I got it because it’s dwarf and because unlike a lot of other almond varieties it grows strong in the south. Yet the first year it produced the crop got stolen by something before they were done, I am guessing a squirrel since a tree has popped up from one of the almonds. The year after that a nasty navel orange worm attack on our almonds, on our peaches and on our plums.
My All-In-One grows really well here as far as disease goes (peach borers hit it once). I don’t even spray it. I was surprised! I have it in a windy, dry, hot site and the soil is sandier than most in my area of NC because I’m on right on top of granite
The clay soil where we live is very bad for almond trees, or so I read anyway. So either way the soil here is very hard on almond trees. We do amend the soil yet almond trees have tap roots.