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Robijn almond trees

Prunus dulcis
Robijn is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
Robijn is a modern almond variety, suitable for planting in drier areas of northern Europe.

Robijn almond trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £51.00
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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £32.95
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Almonds prefer a Mediterranean climate but Robijn has been developed for northern European growing conditions. It flowers a bit later than other almonds (but still very early in the spring) and the blossom has some frost resistance.

How to grow

Plant in the sunniest and most sheltered spot you can find. Robijn is self-fertile so no pollinator is required. However cropping will be better if there are other almond trees (of the same or different varieties) nearby.

Robijn is reasonably resistant to leaf-curl.

Robijn is moderately vigorous and will reach a height of 3m-4m after about 10 years. Cropping usually starts when the tree is about 3 years old.

As with plum trees (to which almonds are related) it is best to keep pruning to an absolute minimum.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Robijn characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingLight
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryDual purpose

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originNetherlands
  • Fruit colourGreen