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Prunus × persicoides 'Ingrid' (F)

hybrid almond 'Ingrid'

'Ingrid' is a small, deciduous tree with pale pink blossom in early spring before the leaves open, followed by pale green, velvety fruit containing edible nuts (almonds) ready to pick in early autumn

Other common names
almond 'Ingrid'
Synonyms
Prunus dulcis 'Ingrid'
Prunus × amygdalopersica 'Ingrid'

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Green
Summer Green Green
Autumn Green Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Spreading branched
Genus

Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Late frosts may damage early blossom

Propagation

Propagate by chip budding or grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 1 as a free-standing tree, may also be fan-trained on a warm wall. See train fan-trained trees and pruning established fans. Prune in mid-summer if silver leaf is a problem

Pests

May get aphids, glasshouse red spider mite and scale insects

Diseases

Has some resistance to peach leaf curl; may also be affected by bacterial canker and silver leaf

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