Anyone else have success with growing sweet almonds opposed to bitter almonds in Kentucky/the south? I’m in 6b south eastern Kentucky trialing all-in-1. I can already see that it will need an anti fungal spray with our humidity. Any other sweet almond cultivars that you all would recommend?
Have you looked in to Javids Iranian almond? Mr Cliff England in KY has a good report on it as well as someone in central IL.
Javid’s Iranian Almond - Very high disease resistance, cold hardy and blooms late to avoid spring frost. Self-fertile too. The shell is thick but the nut itself is easy to crack and the flavor is out of this world. It tastes like amaretto and at Christmas time like chocolate covered cherry goodness that has you coming back for more till they are all gone. We are serious when we say you have to have some self-control not to eat this crop of nuts in just a few days. It has a flavor that will keep you waiting year after year. Grafted onto Nemaguard root stock. Imported from Iran over 15 years ago, like many things, it just gets better with age. It comes from the High Mountain range of Northern Iran. This is one of our best.
Yes! Thank you for recommending. It’s one I definitely want to try when it’s available!
Its the only one im growing so far and might be our best option anyway. I am interested in the ukrainian selections offered by one green world etc those sound promising perhaps. I think i can spare scionwood come feb if youd like to trade.
Absolutely! Just pm me a list of things you would be interested in trading for or I can send you a list of what I have. Thanks so much
I have a couple of the Ukranian varieties, but they have not fruited yet. With the amount of rot I get there is not high hopes though. They do not take long to fruit, so why not try it.
Right? Worth a shot at least! Fingers crossed you have success