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A true California Almond, the Carmel produces a high-quality nut with a good shell seal. Ripening in mid-September, these soft-shell, medium-sized nuts are elongated with light color and sweet flavor.

The Carmel Almond tree is a heavy and early producer. The trees knock easily, making for an abundant harvest of nuts. Excellent for blanching, baking, roasting, and delicious in candy.

The Carmel was introduced in 1966 in Le Grand, California, and continues to be a popular crop in the state today. Carmel is one of the smaller almond varieties and does not spread as wide as it is tall. Popular in the home orchard, these trees are naturally compact and easily pruned.

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Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Time Mid
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Years to Bear 3 - 5
Zone Range 7 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 7 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a pollinator within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow almond trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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