Almonds in Texas

Asked September 30, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

I know that Almonds do not typically grow well anywhere in Texas, or anywhere except California for that matter, however Peach trees do. Is there some kind of hybrid or improved Almond fruit producing tree that would grow well in Texas? Or maybe some kind of system to use to keep the late frost from damaging the nut? Are there places that could create a variety/varieties that would grow well here?
~dreaming of Almond trees~

Lubbock County Texas almonds nut

1 Response

The other nut tree that grow successfully in Texas are pecan and walnut. Fruit trees that grow successfully include figs, peaches, pears, persimmons and pomegranates. There are many others fruit trees that grow in Texas but the others grow much further south.

As far as I know there no research ongoing about growing almonds commercially in Texas. There are many universities and some ongoing research is not shared until published.

Check with the Lubbock County Extension agents for more advice about what is grown successfully in Lubbock County.
Mark Brown, Agriculture County Extension Agent, 806-775-1680, ebrown@ag.tamu.edu
Vikram Baliga, Horticulture County Extension Agent, 806-775-1680, vikram.biliga@ag.tamu.edu