Cultivar; Price -PC 5107

Clone Number; PC 5107

Origin; not enough data

Royalties/ Levies; R6;30 Levy

Yield; heavy and moderate during alternate years

Fruit use; small to medium sweet tasting almonds, 

Type; California

Shelf-life; Approximately two years, depending on the type of processing used.

Water requirements; 8.5 to 12 Mega-litres per hectare per year

Soil type; can be grown in almost any soil type, but a well-draining soil with a pH of around 6.5 to 8 is best.

Sun requirements; at least 6 hours of full sun daily

Chill hours; 400   hours under 7°C

Pruning; Can be done to reduce pathogens, keep the orchard tidy and create pathways for workers and farm machinery. In the developmental years, pruning helps prevent the trees branches from breaking under heavy yields, but after the first two or three years it is best to keep it to a minimum.

Soil depth; All nut trees have long tap roots and thus require deep soil to thrive.

Care; Prefers long, hot summers in a climate with a low humidity.

Fertiliser requirements; Need lots of nitrogen and phosphorous for good growth

Pollination requirements; Like most almond varieties, Price does not self-pollinate and requires another compatible variety of almonds to be pollinated.

Successful test-crosses; nonpareil, mission,

Bloom time; early

Harvest time; early to mid-season

Vigor; hardy, strong

Size and shape; small to medium size, spreading

Tree age; takes 3 to 4 years before fruiting

Average life span; 20 to 25 years depending on the rootstock used.

Susceptibility to pests and disease; susceptible to jacket rot

General notes; Has a tendency to produce double kernels. 

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Montagu, South Africa

6720

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