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Prunus dulcis
Synonyms: P. amygdalus; P. communis; P. dulcis amara; Amygdalus dulcis

Common Name(s): Almond
Family: Rosaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 150 to 240 (days)
Abs.Max=104° (F)    Opt.Max=95° (F)
Opt.Min=54° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 35 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 1° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright
Requires 2,300 GDD (50 F). Low frost tolerance because has a low chill requirement. Hot, dry climate best. Not flood tolerant.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Material - lipids, Honey - , Additive - flavoring, Food - nut, Poison - mammals


Geographical Origin:
Arabian peninsula, Western Asia, Mediterranean, Asia Temp
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