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Pollination Of Almonds

Categories: Fruit Growing

I have Drake's Seedling almonds. Some people have told me that I must

plant some hardshell variety between them, otherwise they will not bear.

It is not necessary to plant hardshell almonds near Drake's Seedling

trees in order to have them bear. Some varieties of almonds will set few

nuts unless they are cross-pollinated, but these are the paper-shell

varieties, as a rule - the Nonpareil, IXL and Ne Plus Ultra - and for

these the Drake's Seedling or Texas Prolific is planted as a pollenizer.

The highest-priced nut of all is the Nonpareil, and it is also a good

bearer when in a good location and planted with Drake's or Texas