Famosa Pistachio Tree

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About the Famosa Pistachio Tree

A male pollinating partner for increased yields! The Famosa pistachio tree is a cultivar of Pistacia vera, the species of plant that produces pistachio nuts. It is a deciduous tree that is native to the Middle East and is grown for its edible nuts, which are encased in a hard shell. The Famosa pistachio tree is known for its compatibility with Kerman, a popular female pistachio.

Pistachio nuts are a popular snack food and are used in a variety of culinary applications, including baking, cooking, and as a garnish. They are high in protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals, making them a healthy choice for snacking.

Growing the Famosa Pistachio Tree

The Famosa pistachio tree can grow up to 20 feet tall and has a spreading canopy that can reach up to 35 feet wide. It has compound leaves that are composed of several small leaflets and are a bright, glossy green color. The male trees produce small, yellow flowers that are used to pollinate the female trees, which produce the green pistachio nuts.

Male pistachio trees are typically smaller and more slender than female trees and do not produce fruit. Pistachio trees require well-draining soil and a sunny location to thrive. They are drought-tolerant and can survive in hot, dry climates, but they do require regular watering during the growing season.

More about Pollination for Pistachio Trees

Pistachios are dioecious, which means that trees are either male or female. The female plants produce the seeds, or nuts, but they require timely pollination from the male trees. Pistachios rely on wind for pollination, making it important for the flowering times to overlap.

The Kerman (female) variety has been the industry standard in California for over 50 years. Famoso is being released to provide better pollination for Kerman. Famoso is a male pistachio, that produces good quantities of viable pollen and produces flowers at a younger tree age than Peters, and more closely matches the flowering dates of Kerman than does Peters, especially in seasons where Kerman has an extended bloom.

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Bloom Color Orange, Red
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 7.0 - 7.5
Zone Range 8 - 10

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 20 - 30' tall x 25 - 35' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 25 - 35' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 8 - 10
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 a pollinator 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 pistachio trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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