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Prunus dulcis 'Robijn' | Almond Tree

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The exact ancestry of the Almond tree is mysteriously unknown, but almonds are thought to have originated in China and Central Asia. Robijn 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. Robijn is reasonably resistant to leaf-curl and produces beautiful, delicate pink blossom in spring. As with plum trees (to which almonds are related) it is best to keep pruning to an absolute minimum.

 
Characteristics
  • Arrives as: Bare root tree
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Approx. Age on Arrival: 3 Years
  • Approx. Growth Height: 3-4mtrs
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Harvesting Period: Sept/Oct
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Flowering Period: March/April
  • Tolerance: Partial shade/full sun
  • Uses: Dessert/Culinary
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Self-fertilising: Yes
  • Scented: Light Scent
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
 






Some varieties of tree are naturally more vigorous than others, so this will affect how much they grow each year. For instance a Bramley Apple seedling will naturally grow bigger than a Cox’s Orange Pippin Apple seedling. The correct pruning will also help to control the size of tree, as well as encouraging it to produce flower buds from which fruit develop.



Where you grow your fruit tree and the soil it is growing in also impacts on its ability to grow and thus eventual size. Most fruit trees need a good amount of sunshine to grow well and for the fruit to ripen with high sugar content. Trees growing in cold, open spots will grow slower than those that are protected and warm. The same is true for the soil, with trees growing in light sandy soils generally growing more slowly and not reaching such a large size as those in rich fertile soils which will be more vigorous and taller growing.

Fruit trees are generally budded or grafted onto a rootstock by the nursery, this means the roots of the tree are a different plant to the trunk, branches and fruit. Effectively sticking two plants together, one that has good roots and one that has good fruit, ensures that you get what you pay for. Plants raised from seed will vary from the parent plants and there will be a wide variation in the size or shape of a tree and the quality and quantity of fruit it produces. Another result of budding and grafting a variety onto selected rootstocks is the ability to control the size of the tree to a certain degree. However, the size that a fruit tree ultimately grows to is dependent on a number of factors:

  • The fruit variety ( i.e. Apple Braeburn)
  • How it’s pruned
  • Soil type
  • Position
  • Its rootstock
Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
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Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
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