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Peach-almond cross

 
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Anybody have experience with peach-almond crosses? I planted seeds from my almond a year ago, and one of the surviving seedlings looks like a peach. I'm going to let it go and see what it can do. Maybe I'll get inedible fruit with an edible pit, or edible fruit with an edible pit, or inedible fruit with an inedible pit. I think it crossed with the nectarine about 20 feet away.

It would be amusing to get a full blown peach with an edible almond pit, as unlikely as that might be.
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There are several well known peaches that are peach x almond hybrids currently on the market, mostly these are used as root stocks.
The fruits are sometimes interesting flavors.

The USDA is involved in this type of genetic "improvement" USDA Peach and almond improvment

 
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Bryant RedHawk wrote:The USDA is involved in this type of genetic "improvement" USDA Peach and almond improvment


The wording is interesting. It seems they're concerned with inbreeding and the inability of monocultures to adapt to changes in environment. Almost looks like they're trying to create an almond landrace! :)
 
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Looks like it can be edible / palatable.

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