How and When to Prune Almond Trees

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How should you prune your almond trees, and when is the best time to do it? Should you give them an annual haircut, or skip it altogether? Become a pro pruner with this handy guide, and learn which branches to remove at any age to keep your trees happy, healthy, and producing almonds for years to come! Read more now.

How to Identify and Control Peach Twig Borers

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Peach twig borers (Anarsia lineatella) start by infesting the shoots of stone fruit and almond trees, moving on to the fruit once it matures. These insects can cause serious losses, and aggressive control measures may be necessary to eradicate them. Read on to learn how to identify and control this pernicious garden pest.

How to Diagnose and Prevent Phony Peach Disease

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Every type of peach (as well as almond and apricot) is susceptible to phony peach disease, which results in compact bushy trees that stop producing fruit. There is no cure, and you will have to destroy your tree if it’s infected. Read more now to find out how you can prevent this insidious disease from affecting your home orchard.

How to Prevent and Mitigate Almond Hull Rot

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Almond hull rot occurs at hull split and can limit the ability of the trees to bear fruit in the future. And the infected nuts that remain on the tree can harbor navel orange worms. This disease is much worse in well-fertilized and properly irrigated trees. Read on to learn how to prevent and control almond hull rot.

How to Identify and Control Cotton Root Rot in Fruit and Nut Trees

Dead fruit trees killed from cotton root rot (Phymatotrichum omnivorum) in an orchard setting.

Cotton root rot infects more than 2,300 plant species in the southwest, including apples, peaches, almonds, and most other fruit and nut trees. While the disease is usually fatal, there are some steps you can take that might save your tree. Read on at Gardener’s Paths to find what to do if your tree has this disease.

How and When to Harvest Almonds

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Do you have an almond tree in your yard or a small nut orchard that’s starting to produce? How do you beat the squirrels and gather them? It’s an easy and straightforward process once you have a few tips and techniques. Find out everything you need to know to gather your own almonds with our detailed guide now!

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Almond Trees

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If you’re as nutty about almonds as we are, and want to give growing them a go, check out this handy guide packed full of rec-almond-ations to help you to get growing your own almonds in your back yard! Read more now on Gardener’s Path.