Pistachio tree grow and care – tree of the genus Pistacia and also known as Pistachio. Pistachio tree perennial deciduous plant can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or desert (high elevation) climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10a.
Flower color red, there are female and male flowers, the female and the male flowers grow on separate trees.
Pistachio tree nuts
Nut color is green-brown, nutshell is yellow-brown and mostly open by it self, yield big crop once in two years.
Chilling hours 4-6 weeks, dry summer, male and female trees, if the tree attack in the beginning of the winter need to collect all the leaves and the fruit from the ground, cut all the infected branches
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Planting season: Winter to spring
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: Autumn / Winter
How to prune: Weak, dead branches, prune the branches that grow into each other
Size of the plant? 4-7 m, 12-21 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: No
Bloom season: Spring
General information about the flower Red flowers, male or female that grow on deferent trees
Thinning the bloom: Not enough chilling hours
Pollination is done by: Wind
Nuts harvest season: Summer / Autumn
Nuts pests or diseases: Birds, aphids
What can be done with big quantities of Pistachio tree nuts? Eaten raw, ice-cream, cakes
Work requirements on the nuts: The moment that the fruit open necessary immediately to pick the fruit
How long does it take to bear nuts? 7-9 years (for high yield corps) 15+ years