Almond trees make an interesting and valuable addition to the home orchard.
- Almond treesRobijn is a modern almond variety, suitable for planting in drier areas of northern Europe.
- Self-fertility: Self-fertile
How to choose Almond trees
Almonds are a type of nut, but closely related to peaches. For growing and training they can be treated in most respects just like peaches.
For best results in the UK, plant in a sheltered spot in well-drained soil in full sun. It helps if you are in southern England but you should also be successful in eastern and north-eastern England, provided you have reasonable amounts of sunshine.
Like peaches, almonds are susceptible to peach-leaf curl, although they don't usually catch as badly. If this is a concern in your area you can cover the tree with horticultural fleece over the winter to protect it.
Also like peaches, almonds can be trained as fans on south-facing walls or fences. The early spring blossom is very attractive.