Almonds are sweetly flavored nuts and Almond trees are easy to grow in a backyard garden, and two separate cultivars must be planted for cross pollinate to produce nuts. Ty Ty Nursery only sells grafted almond trees that produce sweetly flavored nuts. Almond trees are one of the earliest flowering trees in the spring, and honeybees are essential for proper cross pollination to take place. Ungrafted wild almonds are bitter to taste and toxic.
Nonpareil Almond Tree
Plant an Almond Tree
Almonds bloom earlier than any other nut tree, as early as February some years and continue until March. Bees are important for pollination in commercial orchards and two varieties are necessary for cross-pollination to be successful.
Nonpareil is historically the best general purpose variety adapted to a wide range of soils and climates. The name in French is translated to "unparalleled." This is the most important commercial variety.
Almond trees produce fruit which is commonly referred to as a nut, though it is technically a drupe similar to a cherry. Unlike true nuts, almonds develop a leatherly flesh outside of the shell, which is usually discarded.