Almond

Are you an Almond Grower?

Use of GrowGreen Bio-fertilisers to Increase Yield and Quality in Almond Trees.

Almonds (Prunus dulcis), are a deciduous fruit tree within the rose (Rosaceae) family, along with other tree fruits such as peaches, apples, pears, plums, cherries, and apricots. Within the genus, almonds are most closely related to the peach, and hybrids of the two are used as rootstocks.

The seed of the almond tree is an economically important tree crop worldwide. Sweet Almonds, are consumed as raw nuts, used in cooking or as a source of oil or meal. It is a multibillion-dollar industry. Bitter Almonds used to produce oil used in the production of flavouring extracts for foods and liquors. California produces almost 80% of the world’s supply because of its Mediterranean climate, in which almond trees thrive.

Almond orchards produce 4 different products:

  1. Nuts are used for eating and oil production. (Plant nutrition very important)
  2. Hulls/shells are used for livestock feed (Plant nutrition somewhat important) and bedding.
  3. Trees are recycled and composted at end of productive life to improve soil quality. (Plant nutrition somewhat important)
  4. Trees are recycled and burned at end of their productive life to create alternative energy.

Sustainable almond production practices are crucial to continued livelihood of the industry. (optimized nutrition very important)

Almond pollen is a key nutritious food source for bees. (positive impacts of nutrition on pollen quality are very important).

GrowGreen generic for Almonds

Below is the typical program for Almonds. This has to be used as a reference only as the conditions (weather, soil characteristics, irrigation, base program, etc.) are different from one paddock to another.

We recommend sending a sample of your soil to the lab in order to provide with an accurate suggested application.

Bud Swell (Late July)

Product NameCrop TypeApplication TypeTotal
Litres/ha
AminoKelpAlmondFoliar2.0
Microbe Plus KelpAlmondFoliar2.0
XtrendAlmondFoliar0.2

Pink Bud (Early August)

Product NameCrop TypeApplication TypeTotal
Litres/ha
AminoEliteAlmondFoliar2.0
Microbe Plus KelpAlmondFoliar2.0
Microbe plus CitrusAlmondFoliar3.0
XtrendAlmondFoliar0.2

50-70% Bloom (Early September)

Product NameCrop TypeApplication TypeTotal
Litres/ha
AminoEliteAlmondSoil Application2.0
Microbe Plus KelpAlmondSoil Application4.0
Microbe Plus PhoscalAlmondSoil Application5.0

Shuck Fall (Mid September)

Product NameCrop TypeApplication TypeTotal
Litres/ha
AminoEliteAlmondFoliar2.0
Microbe Plus KelpAlmondFoliar2.0
Microbe Plus CitrusAlmondFoliar3.0
XtendAlmondFoliar0.2

Pit Hardening (Early October)

Product NameCrop TypeApplication TypeTotal
Litres/ha
AminoEliteAlmondFoliar2.0
Microbe Plus KelpAlmondFoliar4.0
Microbe Plus PhoscalAlmondFoliar5.0
Microbe Plus PotassiumAlmondFoliar4.0
XtendAlmondFoliar0.2

Nut Growth (Early November)

Product NameCrop TypeApplication TypeTotal
Litres/ha
AminoEliteAlmondFoliar2.0
Microbe Plus KelpAlmondFoliar4.0
Microbe Plus PhoscalAlmondFoliar5.0
Microbe Plus PotassiumAlmondFoliar4.0
XtendAlmondFoliar0.2

Nut Growth & Hull Split (Early December)

Product NameCrop TypeApplication TypeTotal
Litres/ha
AminoEliteAlmondFoliar1.0
Microbe Plus KelpAlmondFoliar2.0
Microbe Plus PhoscalAlmondFoliar4.0
XtendAlmondFoliar0.2

If a farmer decides to buy AminoElite and Kelp together, then AminoKelp is not needed