Almond (Dwarf Garden Prince) Tree

Almond (Dwarf Garden Prince) Tree

NUT-ALMOND-1-7

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WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PREORDERS FOR DWARF ALMOND PRINCE TREES, WHICH ARE LIKELY TO BE IN HOT DEMAND. Purchase as normal through out website.  We will deliver in July, after our stock has arrived from the supplier.  

Fancy adding something just a bit different to your garden?  Consider a Dwarf Garden Prince Almond tree.  This compact, self fertile dwarf is suited to small gardens, container growing and espalier.  It is a low chill variety that can be grown in the northern areas of New Zealand, as well as other regions.

Urban Bounty Dwarf Almond Trees are 45 - 60cm high.

About Dwarf Garden Prince Almond Tree

Almonds are closely related to Peaches and are likely to have originated in wester Asian, and west China. Although many varieties grow into a large tree, the Garden Prince is compact, growing to 1.5 metres high.  It is grafted onto a Golden Queen Peach rootstock and is self fertile although it may produce a larger crop with other almonds planted nearby.

This attractive but productive tree produces abundant pale pink blossoms in late winter, that grow into medium sized sweet almonds encased in a soft pale green shell.  The Almonds are usually ready to harvest in March or April.  Your tree will take 2 - 3 years to bear its first crop.

Many Almonds require a set number of  'chilling hours' over winter to set fruit.  However, the Garden Prince is a low chilling variety and so is suitable for areas with milder winters.

A Garden Prince Almond tree would look at home in an elegant, cottage, Middle Eastern or Mediterranean garden.  

Culinary Uses for Almond

Almonds have one of the highest content of protein of all nuts, so a steady harvest should provide that extra energy you need to get you through the day!  Their sweet and nutty flavour pairs well with both sweet and savory dishes.  

Toasted almonds add extra crunch and sweetness to midweek salads, or rice pilaf.  Crushed Almonds are the crucial ingredient in homemade marzipan and sweet Dutch treats like Gevulde Speculass.  Spiced and toasted Almonds also make an interesting addition to a nibbles platter.

Growing Conditions - Dwarf Almond Garden Prince Tree 

 

Almond trees flourish in a sunny spot, sheltered from wind and frost.  They also prefer fertile, well-drained soil.  Companion plant your Garden Prince with Sage, Mint, Lavender or Alpine Strawberries.  Avoid planting them near Potatoes or Tomatoes.

When your tree is young, water regularly.  Also ensure that it gets regular water in long dry periods and when fruiting.  Keep your tree well fed by applying compost and a small amount of Morganics fertiliser in autumn and spring.  Also keep an eye out for fungal diseases - especially if you live in an area with humid weather, or wet springs.

As a dwarf variety, little  pruning is required to keep your Dwarf Garden Prince Almond in good condition.  Wait until after fruiting to prune, focusing on opening the centre to create a vase shape with good air circulation.  Remove any dead, diseased or crossing branches, as well as any growing towards the centre of the tree. 

Climate and Seasonal Planting Information
Plant Garden Prince Almond trees in winter or very early spring, when dormant.  Garden Prince is a low chill variety so is well suited the drier northern areas of the country, as well as all other regions of New Zealand.

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.