Genetic Semi-Dwarf, self-pollinating, chill hrs/400-500, yields in late Sept. to early Oct. The #1 Almond for the home orchard. Medium-large kernels. Heavy production of sweet, flavorful, soft-shelled nuts. Tree to 15'. *Spectacular when in spring bloom!
Almond, Garden Prince Genetic Dwarf
Med. Size fruit that ripens in June. Soft shelled & good quality plus a heavy producer. Beautiful pale pink blossoms. Fruit ripens from late Sept. to early Oct. 10-12 foot tall tree can be kept to 8 ft. tall with proper pruning. Chill hrs. 250.
Pecan, Western Schley
Hardy tree, easy to grow! Fruits are long & tapered, medium size with a thin shell. Fine quality. Bears November. 250 hrs.
Pistachio, Kerman [Female]
Requires pollinizer [Peters-Male]. Chill hrs/800, bears in October. Long hot summers are needed to ripen. Caution: do not disturb root ball when planting. Slow growing to 20 feet. Drought resistant. Worth the effort!
Pistachio, Peters [Male]
Pollinizer for Kerman. Chill hours/ 800. Bears no fruit. One Peters pollinates up to eleven (11) females. Caution: do not disturb root ball when planting. Drought resistant, when established.
A very small tree for a walnut. 2/3 the size or other varieties. Well sealed nut. Has perhaps the finest flavored kernel—winner of consumer taste test. Widely adapted. Excellent for home planting. 400 chill hrs. Self-fruitful.
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- Fig & Jujube
- Pear, Asian & Domestic
- Pomegranate & Pluot
Cold chill hours can be a little confusing. Basically they are the number of hours below 45°F subtracting the number of hours above 60°F between the months of November and February.
If you live in or around any of these areas, your average chill hours are:
- Malibu, Ventura, Santa Barbara: ± 300 Hours
- San Fernando Valley, Fillmore, Simi Valley: ± 800 Hours or less
- Santa Clarita, Lancaster: 800 Hours or more
There is no simple test for "Chill Hours" and they are calculated as an average. Each winter season differs in total chill hours accumulated, which can affect fruit production. Most of the fruit trees we carry at Otto & Sons are classified as low chill requirement and are better matched for our Southern California chill hours.