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Almonds are close relatives of peaches and nectarines so will do well in areas with warm dry summers and little likelihood of heavy spring frosts (due to the very early flowering time). Almond buds are cold hardy to -7º, but once nut starts to show, climate can not be under -1º any longer than an hour. 

Almonds are generally classified as paper, soft or hard shelled. It is important to plant at least two varieties to ensure cross pollination. Plant trees 6 metres apart. Other varieties may be able to be grown on request including: 403, Burbank, CY750, Fabrin and IXL. Expect fruit once tree is 3 years old. Fruit bears on 1 year old wood. Fruit ripens late Summer, early Autumn.