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Care of the plant Prunus dulcis or Almond.

Care of the plant Prunus dulcis or Almond

The genus Prunus, family Rosaceae, comprises 200 species of trees and shrubs native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Some species are: Prunus dulcis, Prunus cerasifera, Prunus avium, Prunus laurocerasus, Prunus domestica, Prunus mahaleb, Prunus lusitanica, Prunus spinosa, Prunus persica, Prunus armeniaca, Prunus serrulata, Prunus cerasus, Prunus incisa.

Common name: Almond. This species is native to Central Asia.

They are trees with a rounded crown that reach 11 meters in height. The leaves are deciduous, elongated, with a slightly serrated margin and sprout after the flowers. They produce abundant white flowers with hints of pink. They bloom from late winter to early spring. The fruits are almonds.

They are used as fruit trees and as isolated specimens in the garden. They are ideal for gardens with a Mediterranean climate.

To shine in all its splendor the almond tree needs full sun exposure. It can tolerate some sporadic and low intensity frosts.

The soil must be well drained; They grow on sandy and slightly calcareous soils. They appreciate that they contain a little organic matter.

Water regularly so that the substrate is always slightly damp but without ever flooding.

Fertilize with compost in the fall.

They do not need pruning.

These trees are sensitive to attack by insects, rust and anthracnose.

They are propagated by grafting.

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Prunus dulcis
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