Growing Pistachios - Knowledgebase Question

St. Charles, MO
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Question by almax7
March 8, 1999
I would like to know If it is possible to grow pistachio nut trees here? Where can I find young trees?

Answer from NGA
March 8, 1999
Pistacia vera, the Pistachio Nut tree, is too tender to grow in your region. It grows best in the southwestern states where at maturity it becomes a broad, bushy tree about 30' high. Only female trees produce edible nuts.

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