Nuts in general and Almonds in particular are now recognised as one of the healthiest foods, and growing your own means you can be sure you have fresh high quality almonds. Almonds have high levels of vitamin E, and contain chemicals thought to be associated with lowering cholesterol levels.
Ingrid is the only reliable Almond tree for the UK climate, and will produce well-flavoured almonds if you can offer it a sunny sheltered situation. Cropping is light but it makes an interesting and unusual addition to the home orchard.
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Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.
Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season.
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Ingrid is in flowering group . Ingrid is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.
Important: advice about pollination
Plant in the sunniest and most sheltered spot you can find. Ingrid is self-fertile so no pollinator is required. Ingrid is a reliable cropper but it flowers very early in the spring, and poor spring weather is the main limiting factor on successful almond production in the UK.
Most of our Almond trees are grafted on the St. Julien plum rootstock, and will reach similar proportions after 10 years - perhaps 3m-4m high (10ft - 14ft). Almonds are closely related to plums - an almond is essentially a plum where you eat the nut inside the stone, rather than the flesh. As with plum trees it is best to keep pruning to an absolute minimum.
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