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About the Ponderosa Almond Tree:

Introducing the Ponderosa Almond Tree (Prunus dulcis), a captivating addition to your backyard oasis that will delight both growers and nut enthusiasts alike. This medium-sized tree produces a generous harvest of large nuts, each weighing around 2.7 grams in the shell, boasting an oval and uniform shape.

Encased within hard shells, the sweet kernels average an impressive one gram, promising a delightful taste experience. With its lovely pale pink to white flower petals, the Ponderosa Almond Tree adds a touch of elegance to your landscape.

The Ponderosa Almond Tree was Developed by Utah State University. It traces its roots to a seed collected in Bostanlik, Uzbekistan. Its origin lies in a seed collection expedition sponsored by Reed and Clarence Funk’s private foundation. The seeds found their way to the US through a plant import permit and were lovingly nurtured in a Richmond, Utah greenhouse. Eventually, they found a home in an orchard nestled in Thatcher, Box Elder County, Utah, owned by the Peterson family.

How to Grow a Ponderosa Almond Tree:

Growing a Ponderosa Almond Tree is a rewarding journey for backyard growers and nut enthusiasts. Select a sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil to give the Ponderosa Almond Tree the best chance to thrive.

As the tree matures, anticipate its breathtaking flowering display, coinciding with or slightly preceding peach blossoms. The eagerly awaited fruit will mature in late September, rewarding you with luscious, sweet kernels and the satisfaction of nurturing this exclusive gem. Notably, this tree requires cross-pollination, as it is not self-fruitful. See recommended pollinators below or inquire with our customer service team.

Embrace the beauty and bounty of the Ponderosa Almond Tree and savor the flavors of your homegrown almonds for years to come!

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Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Zone Range 6B - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6B - 9
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 compatibility 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 one of these varieties within 100' 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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