Almond tree. Amygdalus communis var. dulcis. SEEDS 5 PCS

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Frost-resistant sweet almonds (lat. Prunus dulcis var. dulcis, Amygdalus communis var. dulcis), or common sweet almonds (lat. Prunus dulcis, Amygdalus communis).

Shrub (rarely a small tree) 4-6 m tall, very branched from the subgenus Almond (Amygdalus) of the Plum genus. There are two types of shoots: elongated vegetative and shortened generative.

The leaves are petiolate, lanceolate, with a long-pointed apex. The flowers are solitary, up to 2.5 cm in diameter, with white or light pink petals, numerous stamens and one pistil, consisting of a goblet-shaped calyx and a pink or red corolla. Flowers bloom before leaves.

The fruit is a dry, velvety-pubescent oval drupe with a leathery green fleshy inedible pericarp. When ripe, the dry pericarp is easily separated from the seed. The seeds are the same shape as the fruits themselves, covered with small dimples, sometimes with grooves, 2.5-3.5 cm long, weighing 1-5 g.

In the northern hemisphere it blooms in March - April, in some places even in February, the fruits ripen in June - July. It begins to bear fruit at four to five years of age, fruiting continues for 30–50 years, and lives up to 130 years. Propagated by seeds, root suckers and stump shoots. Tolerates frosts down to −25 °C.

Early flowering, almonds are sensitive to frost. At a temperature of 8°-10° the buds begin to bloom, and at 15°C the tree begins to bloom and blooms for 10-15 days. Temperatures below 12 °C slow down pollen tube growth.

Almonds have a powerful root system, so they tolerate drought and rocky soil well. Does not tolerate wet and very clayey soils, prefers soils rich in calcium. Does not tolerate waterlogging and spring frosts after the beginning of the growing season. Valuable early spring honey plant, produces nectar and a lot of pollen.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 (-23°C to -18°C).
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