Trees and Shrubs forum: Another tree question--this time about almonds!

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 11, 2015 6:08 PM CST
Can anyone tell me with at least some sort of confidence whether or not almond trees can be expected to grow in Michigan?

In particular, I'm interested in growing the All-In-One Almond (because I've read that Hall's Hardy isn't worth the trouble), but I have precious little information about how well it would be expected to do here in Michigan. I've found reports online that state how many almond farms there are (I think it said 2) in the state. An excerpt I found online from The Michigan Gardening Guide also suggests that almonds can be grown here...but I didn't find information on varieties or even whether or not it is recommended.

If I have a decent shot at success with growing an almond tree in my backyard, I really want to plant one so that I can harvest almonds in the future, especially if the drought knocks out large portions of the almond production in California.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Dec 29, 2015 8:31 AM CST
Just bumping this to see if anyone has an answer. I would still love to grow an almond tree here, but space is limited and I don't want to waste time and space on a tree that was doomed from the beginning, so...

Does anyone know if almond trees can grow well in northern states?

How about in clay-like soil?
Name: Jim D
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jimard8
Dec 29, 2015 9:13 AM CST
Some Almond trees are , Hardy zones 5-9
One form looks more like a Hickory nut I have seen a few , rarely
I have a seed or two I am waiting to plant , I will see if I get a Hardy one , lol
Not any I have grown ,, Smiling
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