Do you want to enjoy fresh and organic almonds? If yes, then here’s all the information you need about How to Grow Indian Almond Tree!
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What is Indian Almond Tree?
The tree is native to parts of Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and Madagascar. It bears white blooms on long slender racemes a few years after the plantation. As these drupe fruits mature, the color turns from green to red, to brown, to yellow. The taste of these nuts is somewhat similar to regular almonds.
How to Propagate Indian Almond Tree?
One of the most popular ways is to propagate it via seeds.
- Collect the seeds from the fruits of the tree.
- Sow them in a well-draining potting mix.
- Water well and provide ample bright, indirect light.
- The seeds will germinate in 3-5 weeks.
As growing the plant from seeds will be time-consuming, it will be a good idea to get a well-grown plant from a nursery.
Growing Requirements of Indian Almond Tree
The Indian almond tree does best in 5-6 hours of full sun. Keep the plant in a sunny spot while it is in a pot and transfer it to a location in the garden that gets plenty of light throughout the day.
The tree can do well in a wide range of soil types, as long as it is well-draining. Although sandy-loamy soil is best for its growth.
The plant does well in moist soil. However, do make sure you are not overwatering the plant. Water it when the topsoil feels a bit dry to the touch. Once the plant will be established, it will take care of its watering needs on its own.
The tropical to subtropical climate of India is perfect for its growth. This tree does well in the temperature range of 25–35 C.
Taking Care of Indian Almond Tree
Use a balanced fertlizer, once in 5-7 weeks, during the growing period. Follow the label for dosage and instructions. You don’t have to feed the plant once it gets established.
Prune the plant to give it a nice shape. Snip off dead and damaged leaves and branches during summers. Doing this at the growing stage will encourage the plant to be bushy.
Pests and Diseases
Indian almond trees can be prone to fungal diseases and root rot. Make sure to never overwater the plant or make the foliage wet when it is young. Once it grows well, it will take care of all these problems on its own.