Marcona Almond


#21

Marcona Almond with fruit.


#22

More marcona fruit:


#23

Those are so delish! They cost an arm and a leg here! A small pint, salted, with a bit of oil costs over eight dollars!


#24

Just went out to the orchard to check on mine. Looks like it survived the winter. Our low was -1.2


#25

It looks like one flower was successfully fertilized. Nonetheless, I still think that I’m getting a hybrid.


#26


#27

I picked it yesterday.


#28

False hopes. I cracked out the shell and the kernel was dried.


#29

Interested in how the Marcona has been doing for you. What variety are you using to pollinate it?
I have 3 almonds (All In One, Prima (Alenia) and Bounty (Dessertniy), which are coping well with our humidity so far. I was thinking of grafting Marcona and its pollinator onto to these. Any advice?


#30

Hey Anne. Mine hasn’t flowered yet, so I can’t say what will work best. I planted it in a less-than-ideal location since I didn’t expect it to survive the first winter. The other almonds I have are Tuono, which is self-pollinating and which I believe the Arboreum Co. recommended as a good pollinating partner, and I also have Primavera. I’ve also got a bunch of peaches and nectarines nearby. Hopefully I get a bit of fruit set next year and can be of more help. But it’s pretty awesome to know that Marcona can survive this far north.


#31

Where can one find a Marcona almond tree or cuttings?


#32

At the Arboreum company.


#33

anyone have cuttings to share? I’d like to graft it onto my tree instead. I don’t have room for another tree.


#34

ouch! $54 with shipping from Arboreum Co. and looks like they only take payments via check :frowning: Too pricey when I only need it for cuttings. I have a root stock already waiting for it here planted in ground. Nemagard root stock which they have their tree grafted on doesn’t do that well here in my area.


#35

Where are you located?


#36

Arizona


#37

I’ll look for this variety for you in CRFG scion exchanges, but have no idea whether they’ll be available.


#38

Thanks man! I’ve been looking for this for years.


#39

Mine died so I already placed an order for another one.


#40

Unfortunately, the selection of almond varieties at CRFG scion exchanges in Northern California (I have been to three of them during the last month) was pretty poor. I saw a couple of varieties, but no Marcona.