Almond trees

Advantages

  • Increased efficiency of phytosanitary treatments
  • Minimal soil maintenance
  • Harvesting: grape harvester / 1 pass / a faster, cheaper solution
  • Healthier fruit (the fruit doesn’t touch the ground)

Technical planting aspects

  • Density: 4 m. x 1.2 m.
  • Rootstock: ROOTPAC-20 (greater dwarfing)
  • Production structure: structure-free formation (no central axis)
  • Trellis: Only 1 wire 60 cm high
  • Lateral pruning and topping for the 1st and 2nd year of growth
  • Significant reduction in labor
  • OUR OBJECTIVE: TO CREATE A HIGHLY EFFICIENT HEDGE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND AT A LOW COST

Results

  • Fully mechanical lateral pruning on both sides every 3 years
  • Mechanical harvesting with an over-the-row grape harvester. 
Multimedia
5th SHD Almond mechanical harvest. September 2016
4th SHD Almond mechanical harvest. September 2015
3rd SHD almond mechanical harvest
Mechanical pruning in SHD almonds
2nd SHD almond mechanical harvest. August 2013
SHD almonds mechanical harvest