Penta Almond Tree (Prunus dulcis ‘Penta’)

Penta Almond Tree


What is Penta Almond Tree

Heart-healthy, versatile, and delicious—the almond is a favorite tree nut for good reason. And with the Penta Almond Tree, you can start growing your own yummy snack at home!

Unlike other almond trees, the Penta can be grown in a wider range of climates because it blooms a little after the late spring frosts—if you can grow apples and peaches, you can grow the Penta Almond! And despite its late blooming season, you’ll still enjoy a big summer harvest from a mature tree.

Bred for the European almond industry—it’s a big deal, we promisethe Penta’s almonds are higher in heart-healthy monosaturated fats. For the health-conscious home growers, the Penta is perfect for low-carb snacking and homemade almond-centric recipes (almond butter, anyone?).

Plus, the Penta almond is more disease resistant than other types of almonds. Its shell is thicker and therefore less likely to let insects get inside to lay eggs. This also means your container-friendly Penta Almond Tree won’t require the use of pesticides, if you prefer!

Start growing your own healthy, crunchy snack with this Spanish favorite.

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How to Grow and Care for Penta Almond Tree

Penta Almond Tree (Prunus dulcis ‘Penta’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 6-9 outdoors


These trees can tolerate partial shade but prefer around 6 hours of sunlight daily. Avoid planting your tree in areas of your yard that are prone to flooding – well-drained soil is best.

Dig a hole that’s just as deep as the root ball, and three times as wide. Make sure that your tree is straight and that the root collar is level with the surrounding ground. Backfill your hole and gently tamp the soil down as you go to eliminate air pockets. Finally, water and then mulch the area to deter competing growth and to preserve soil moisture.


Feel your soil every few days. Once it feels like it’s close to drying out about 3 inches down, give your tree a slow drink of water by holding a hose to its base and counting to 30 seconds.


We suggest waiting two to three years before fertilizing. To give your tree a boost, feed with well-balanced organic fertilizer, like formula 10-10-10, in the late winter or early spring.


The best time to prune is in the late winter or early spring when your tree is still dormant. Be sure to remove any dead or broken branches, as well as crisscrossing or rubbing branches.

Penta Almond Tree (Prunus dulcis ‘Penta’) Details

Common name Penta Almond Tree
Botanical name Prunus dulcis 'Penta'
Plant type Nut Trees
Hardiness zone 6-9 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 12-15 ft.
Width 12-15 ft.