How to grow Pistachio tree

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.

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How to grow Pistachio tree growing and care:

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?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter to spring

Pests and diseases:

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?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

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:

Edible nuts

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

Scientific name:

Pistacia vera

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Nut
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Spreads & Sauces
Flower colors
  • Red flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9