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Description

Pretty and productive. Large, hard-shell nuts give way to bittersweet kernels. This attractive tree yields large crops of crunchy almonds in fall, and its lovely pink flowers make it a landscape standout in spring. Grows wherever peaches thrive. Matures to be 15–20' tall, 10–15' wide. Ripens in late September. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Flavorful
Texture Crisp, Crunchy
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Item #137485: 15 - 20' Tall X 15 - 20' Wide
Item #135391: 15 - 20' Tall X 10 - 15' Wide

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I have two others, and they're so pretty in spring, and the first year had two blossoms each. This year (their second), they're covered. If they never produce nuts, the trees are pretty enough anyhow. I wanted more!
NANCY H on Apr 4, 2018
Self pollinates and produces within several years. Plus as a bonus it has pink blossoms in the spring.
Thomas H on Jan 29, 2017
I have two others, and they're so pretty in spring, and the first year had two blossoms each. This year (their second), they're covered. If they never produce nuts, the trees are pretty enough anyhow. I wanted more!
NANCY H on Apr 4, 2018
Beautiful Pink Spring Flowers.
M B on Mar 19, 2017
Self pollinates and produces within several years. Plus as a bonus it has pink blossoms in the spring.
Thomas H on Jan 29, 2017
Had a shorter yield time frame.
CHARLES C on Jan 8, 2017
Family encouraged to try
Andrea M on May 6, 2016
Self pollinating
Dennis L on Apr 29, 2016
My husband loves almonds.
Jacqueline L S on Apr 26, 2016
Almond trees we received last year from Stark's are doing fantastic! And you can never have too many Almonds!
Janice L on Apr 22, 2016
I wanted to include both varieties offered to compare their flavor, etc.
Nina W on Apr 13, 2016
I had one of these at a previous residence
Gary R on Apr 9, 2016
Great tasting almonds as it is a very healthy choice.
ronnie s on Apr 8, 2016
I wanted a Protein in my garden. It adds a balance.
LEON M on Mar 16, 2016
Beautiful Pink Spring Flowers.
M B on Mar 19, 2017
Had a shorter yield time frame.
CHARLES C on Jan 8, 2017
I'm trying to decide between your All-in-ONe and the Hall's Hardy Almond trees....what would be the pros/cons between soft and hard shell?
Hermine D on Dec 25, 2016
Do these almonds need to be boiled before eating to prevent cyanide poisoning?
Steve D on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This variety happens to be a cross between an almond and a peach, resulting in a hardier tree with bittersweet almond kernels. You'd have to consume a fairly large amount of kernels to be affected by the prussic acid, but many growers recommend playing it safe and boiling the kernels anyway.
Can I plant the halls hardy almond tree in a pot?
Kady S on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have mine in a 15-gallon pot. It is 4 years old and just produced its first crop of fruit. The tree is about 5.5 feet tall above the pot now. The fruit it produces is smaller than typical, probably because the tree's pot is not large enough for a root system that would support full sized fruit. The seeds are about .5 inch in length and the nut inside is considerably smaller than that at about .37 or 12/32 inch in length (just over a 1/4 inch).
Is this tree grafted?
Rosemary B on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, to be true-to-name, these almond trees are grafted. We typically use peach rootstocks like Lovell.
How long do you need to boil Hall's almonds to eliminate the cyanide?
Ruth C on Sep 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They do not need to be boiled. They can be eaten fresh , dried or roasted. Apples seeds and almonds have very low level of organic Cynide which gives the slight bitterness. This is different from elemental cyanide which is toxic.
Does it have any fall leaf color at all?
Heather U on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in Northern Utah in zone 7a and the only fall color I have noticed on the Halls Hardy Almond is a dark purple tint to the green leaves. It is not exciting, but you do get amazing blossoms in the spring.
I've had a Hall's hardy almond for 4 years. Produced almonds last year, but the bark is splitting this year and peeling off the tree. What do I need to do?
Wine Novice on May 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It sounds like the issue could be injury caused by the sudden changes in temperature during the daytime and nighttime in winter. You may want to paint the trunk of your tree, below the lowest branch, with a 50/50 mixture of water and white latex paint. This will help reflect the heat rather than absorb it and reduce the risk of winter injury.
How does almond tree do in the heat?
Gretchen K on Apr 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I live in Western Washington and it handles our summers fine once its roots
have become established. Our temperatures tend to max out at 100 degrees
Fahrenheit, so I do not know how it would handle temperatures hotter than that.
Are the hall'a hardy almond nuts poisonous? Do they contain cyanide? Should I boil them before eating? Thank you.
Charity Hazlett S on May 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It helps to soak almonds in water for 2-4 hours and rinse to remove carrageenan. Then you can roast them for better flavor. Store nuts in refrigerator or freezer to keep them from becoming rancid
I live in Georgia, zone 7 and have read such mixed reviews on whether or not I can expect enough almonds to make it worth it here. What could I expect in this climate? Thank you!
Lindsay on Nov 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Lindsay, you should have good success with almond trees in your area as long as they are in well drained soil. It takes a few years for them to reach their best producing years, but then you'll have them to enjoy for many years to come.
A former neighbor had one of these trees and I remember the blossoms were beautiful. How fast does this tree grow? Will it survive an upstate New York winter?
SammyR on May 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: it has survived 2 iowa winters so far. It was a stick about 3' tall when I got it. It's about 5' tall & 5' in dia. and it's pruned back each year.
what's the best way to deal with wild rabbits?
Dan B on Mar 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have never had this problem buy I do wrap my young trees in "tree wrap" not sure ifif there's a proper name for it, so that may help. I would also suggest setting up chicken wire around the tree to keep them out. I have used rabbit repellent in my garden with success but warning if you have a dog, they usually like to roll in it since it smells. :) Good luck!
Our almond tree produced Almonds for the first time this year. Trees are 3yrs.old.The shells on the almonds are so hard we can't crack them. What could be the problem?
Jay S on Oct 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Make sure they are ripe and dry enough (no fresh pulp around it), greener shells tend to be slightly sturdier and harder, and tend to get a bit more brittle/crumbly when they get older and less humid. Use a plier-type nutcracker; some people use a vise.
Can almond trees harm apple trees like walnut trees do?
Paul D on Jun 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No almond trees are more like peach trees. No problem with apples
how does one harvest the almonds and prepare for consumption?
Susan on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: When ripe the outer husk will split (discard) and the almond in its shell will be exposed as they fall to the ground. Roast at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes till slight light brown, cool & eat . Use a very strong nut cracker.
Can you eat the flesh o the outside of an almond nut?
Tracey P on Sep 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I've heard of people eating fresh/green almonds (fuzzy green skin and all, or slipping the immature kernel from the hull first), but only when the fruit is underripe/picked early. The hull becomes hard and dry as the almonds ripen on the tree, and opens to reveal the shell that surrounds the almond kernel. Picking an almond early enough to eat the hull may be something to try with a fully sweet almond, but Hall's Hardy is half peach and it is suggested that you boil the mature nuts prior to eating them.
will this tree also pollinate almond trees near by?
bonnie c on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It should, as long as those other almond trees are growing within 50 feet of this variety and they have overlapping bloom times.

Customer Reviews

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Very Nice tree with Almonds the second year
This tree has done very nicely in it's second year. Pretty pink blossoms and now a dozen or so almonds are growing on. I live in zone 6 B and it is doing nicely so far. Looking to see if they can be successfully grown commercially in this area.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Hall's Hardy Almond tree
I've had this now for one year. Tree arrived in good shape and was dormant. Shortly after planting it showed signs of growth and had a very good first year. It made it through a fairly mild winter in zone 5. Shows good signs of growth this Spring and I had flowers! So far so good. Can't wait for the nuts in the future.
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Halls Hardy Almond
Great little tree. Growing strong even after being nibbled down by the sheep. I guess what doesn't kill it makes it stronger. ha
May 5, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Growing well ..
I purchased three trees 3'-4' in 2015. They began blooming this year, 2016. I ordered 8 more for this year. They are doing well also. I believe the size has had a good deal to do with their success. My 2016 order has a brown/grayer bark than the 2015 which has a red bark. I am wondering if I got the same variety sent out to me? That's my only concern . . .
August 17, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Response from Stark Bro's
Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear the trees don't look the same. You are welcome to send pictures of the trees to info@starkbros.com and I will be happy to take a look. We'll go from there after I've reviewed the pictures.
August 22, 2016
Brenda H Staff
beautiful flowers
I've yet to get a harvest from this tree, but in it's second season here in Philadelphia it's already grown considerably and was covered with flowers this spring. It's at least as good as any cherry blossom!
May 17, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
So far so good!
Has only been planted for one season but tree is healthy and already has almonds on it. Was beautifully flowering and nice addition visually for spring. Have not raised almonds before so not absolutely sure how to process them when they are ready to be harvested but am looking forward to it.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great tree.
Love this tree. Excited to get a production in next couple years.
May 13, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Halls Hardy Almond
We love our Halls Hardy Almond. It is thriving, and has survived one harsh winter and a very hot summer. We would recommend it to anyone, all the Stark fruit and nut trees we have purchased have been of the highest quality.
August 15, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
I have 2 trees now, very healthy on arrival. Tolerated our zone 4/5 winter with no problem. This is the first year it appears i will have nuts. Only the second year. Can't wait!
May 5, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Never had fruit
Bought this tree in 2014. It's doing fabulous as far as growth is concerned. However, in the last 4 years we had ZERO nuts. We are in zone 8. I read that others had success in northern areas, so maybe it's too warm in here for this variety. Either way, it should be noted before we bough it. Feel like we wasted our time and money.
February 18, 2018