site logo

Prune On Almond

Categories: Fruit Growing

What root is considered best for prune trees? The ranch lies above the

creek. A friend is very partial to the almond root instead of the

myrobalan, but I understand that the prune tree sometimes outgrows the

almond root.

If you have a deep rather light soil which drains well and which there

is, therefore, no danger of water standing during the rainy season, the

almond root is perfectly satisfactory for the prune. It is a

strong-growing root and keeps pace with the top growth well. The prune,

in fact, is more apt to overgrow the myrobalan than the almond, and the

myrobalan will not do well on light soils likely to dry out as the

almond will.