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02/11/2012 at 10:40
Does anyone know where I can pick up a couple (I'd need male and female presumably) and I they'll grow in the UK. I've read that they're frost hardy to about -10C so I'd have though it at least possible. Regards Nick
02/11/2012 at 10:48

Here

http://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/plants.cfm?pl_id=3305

or try entering name here

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/

But I am not sure if this is what you are looking for?

If you are looking for a plant to grow pistachio nuts in this country-I don't think that is possible

02/11/2012 at 11:25
Yeah, pistacia Vera (ie the edible nut) is what I'm looking for. I can't see why it shouln t be possible though.
02/11/2012 at 11:38

It is grown in hot, hot countries with long summers and mild winters-it may tolerate a certain degree of frost- but we do not have the Summer conditions to grow it

As far as I am aware no commercial growers cultivate this here -which tells its own story,

 

02/11/2012 at 11:47

From an American site

http://homeorchard.ucdavis.edu/Fruits_&_Nuts/Pistachio_/

California

and again

http://www.heartofthedesert.com/trees/pistachio_tree.asp

Back to the drawing board I am afraid

 

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