There are 9 species of pistachio trees.
These are trees or shrubs that need a lot of sun and heat to grow, as well as having at least one male foot and one female foot.
They have pinnate leaves with oval or rounded leaflets, entire, often lustrous. The red bloom occurs between April and June, and the pistachios are ready to be harvested between September and November.
Pistachios form small rounded trees or large shrubs measuring between 0.6 and 5 m in height. They are indifferent to the texture of the soil, as long as it is well drained or dry, and they have a lot of light.
Plant my pistacia
Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and teplace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.
Water my pistacia
Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !
Reap my pistacia
Pistachio pistachios are harvested between September and October.
Be careful, the other species of pistachio do not make fruit to grill for the aperitif.