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Title: Macadamia nut tree
Post by: nanewnanew on May 01, 2020, 10:52:02 PM
Can anyone recommend a good place to buy a Macadamia nut tree in Northern San Diego County?
Thanks
Title: Re: Macadamia nut tree
Post by: FruitKid374 on May 03, 2020, 02:22:54 AM
If you looking for a more mature tree that is producing there is a place up in vista called California tropical fruit tree. Despite being in a relatively residential area, they have a really big plot with loads of trees. They have really good selection, service and usually if you ask, they will let you try the fruit. Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Macadamia nut tree
Post by: nanewnanew on May 04, 2020, 01:05:42 AM
Perfect, thank you!
Title: Re: Macadamia nut tree
Post by: Mike T on September 29, 2020, 04:11:22 AM
Dwarf macadamias have been around a while and I am still waiting for the seedless macadamia.
Title: Re: Macadamia nut tree
Post by: Johnny Eat Fruit on October 02, 2020, 03:59:21 PM
Atkins Nursery in Fallbrook.

I would recommend the Grafted Alba mac tree. The Alba is more productive than my Beaumont has produces larger nuts.

Johnny
Title: Re: Macadamia nut tree
Post by: Johnny Eat Fruit on November 28, 2020, 09:56:44 PM
Here are a few photos for comparison.

The first photo is of my 10-year-old Beaumont Macadamia Tree. The second photo is of my six year old Alba Macadamia Tree.

The Alba is almost as tall and wide as my Beaumont but the Alba is a much younger tree. The alba also has higher production of nuts compared to the Beaumont with larger nut size.

The Beaumont has the advantage of being a more attractive tree overall but like all things, there is a tradeoff.  Since I have both I would recommend an Alba Tree for production, faster growth, and larger nut size.

Johnny

(https://i.postimg.cc/VSCxyvwh/8-U1-A5637-Beaumont-Macadamia-Tree-in-the-Afternoon-11-22-2020.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/VSCxyvwh)
Beaumonnt Macadamia Tree 11-22-2020

(https://i.postimg.cc/jnsmJhfV/8-U1-A5602-Alba-Macadamia-Tree-after-Guava-Removal-11-22-2020.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jnsmJhfV)
Alba Macadamia Tree 11-22-2020
Title: Re: Macadamia nut tree
Post by: nanewnanew on May 13, 2021, 10:24:43 PM
Thanks for the rec and sorry for the late reply. I'll check out the Alba.
I'm also wondering about two other things.
Does anyone know where I can pick up a Vista variety in San Diego?
Second, is it possible to keep these trees pruned to 15 feet and still have good production?

Title: Re: Macadamia nut tree
Post by: nanewnanew on May 13, 2021, 10:31:13 PM
Forgot to ask, these trees do okay in 6 hours of sun? I've got a spot with shade after 3 pm.