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Maintaining a microclimate that stays about 45F

 
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I really want to grow my own carob and Almonds, but I read that if the temp drops below 45F they die. I live in Northeast Alabama and am in zone 7. We actually do have frosts and things and I was wondering what would be the best method?

It seems like anything is possible anywhere as long as you know how to do it (like Sepp), but I don't really know where to start.

Anyone have any advice or even some sources I could read on?
 
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halls hardy almonds grow in Michigan..we are zone 4b
 
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You will have a hard time with the carob but shouldn't have problems with the almond. It's just that almonds flower early and if you get late weather you could loose the crop for that year. The tree itself is hardy well below freezing.

Carob like much more desert-ish conditions. But wet.
 
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Brenda, 'halls hardy almonds' ? Is that the variety name? I need to check that out - I'm a but north of the alabama zone and it would be nice to have a bit more variety in my nuts - so to speak. Right now I just have a bunch of pecans.
 
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it is 105F here today. Man, how I wish for a 45F microclimate!
 
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Hall's Hardy Almond is a variety..generally they are a dwarf tree, I have one in my front bed outside my bedroom window. Mine is only a couple years old so it has not born almonds yet ..and some people say that they are not top quality almonds..but probably all you can grow in our zone 4b area..but in your area you should be able to grow regular almonds ..just might loose buds some years if it is too cold
 
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