A very attractive dwarf almond tree featuring a profusion of pretty pink blossom in spring. Almond 'Princess' has been grafted on to VVA1 rootstock to form a dwarf fruit tree which makes an ideal feature for the patio! This fully hardy tree needs mild winters and warm, dry summers to produce a crop in September. Sweet Almonds flower early in the spring when few pollinating insects are around so will need pollinating by hand to set a good crop. Height and spread: 1.2m (4'). Supplied as bare root.
Feed and water patio almond trees regularly throughout the summer. Weed around the base of fruit trees regularly and if growing in the ground, keep grass and weeds clear from within a 30cm (12") radius of the tree. Each spring apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of almond trees grown directly in borders. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Top dress almond trees in containers with a slow-release fruit fertiliser each spring. To improve fruiting, move containerised sweet almonds to a cool, bright, frost-free position in the autumn, keeping the compost just moist over winter. Almond blossom can be damaged by frost so is best protected with horticultural fleece if grown outside.
Mini almond trees require only light pruning in summer to keep their shape, removing any damaged or crowded branches. Avoid pruning almond trees in winter or spring as this puts them at risk of fungal infections.