Almond Seeds, Dwarf Russian
(Prunus tenella) Deciduous. Zones 2 - 7.
Dwarf Russian Almond is a small flowering shrub that puts on a lavish early Spring show of abundant pink, rosy blooms! It stands out along the sunny edge of a woodland garden or in dappled shade.
It makes a beautiful hedge, windbreak, or spreading ground cover where foraging wildlife and birds love to hide and feast! Especially when planted alongside streams and riverbanks. It is happy in most soils and extremely cold hardy to -25.
The nut of the Dwarf Russian Almond is small and oval with a hard, hairy shell. The seed inside is edible when cooked . Can bitter but birds and wildlife go crazy for them! Some Prunus species have been used for cancer research and as an astringent for coughs and colds. You can also extract a green dye from the leaves.
Soak Seeds 24 hrs, followed by 60 days warm moist stratification, followed by 120 days cold moist stratification.
Cold Hardiness: Zones 2 - 7
Size: Small Tree / Shrub
Growth Rate: Medium - Slow
Nitrogen Fixer: No
Native Plant: No
Germination: 60 - 80%
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Preference: Any
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Dwarf Russian Almond seed requires 30-60 days warm stratification followed by 90-120 cold stratification.
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Nova Scotia, Canada.