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Carlos starts with ...
Could someone tell me where I could get pistachio trees.

Would like to have some planted in my backyard.

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1 says...
Expensive but there is a nursery in Gol Gol
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AD says...
Perrys Nursery in SA
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kezza says...
we are interested in planting pistachio nut trees however we are not having any success locating a supplier.
Did you find a supplier and if so could you provide their details
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20th September 2009 11:27pm
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Adam says...
Perry's and also Yalca fruit trees are selling male and female trees.
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21st September 2009 7:18am
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Chris says...
carlos,
doubt you will have much success.
But nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say.
Pistachios are a high dessert tree. To grow and bear fruit they require very hot summers (more than 600 hours >30C); very cold winters (more than 1,000 hours <7C); and well-drained soil.
Oh, and not to deter you any further, grown under good conditions, pistachios take six years to produce the first nuts!
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Chris
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23rd September 2009 1:10pm
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amanda says...
I bought some beautiful pistachio nuts in Woolies that were grown somewhere along the Murray? On the back of the pack it said they were from trees developed/bred by the CSIRO.

They don't have them in our store now - but they were the best pistachio I have ever had.

Do they really need that much cold? I didn't know that..
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Geraldton. WA
25th September 2009 9:14am
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JUJUBE FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE says...
Hi Amanda,

I bought some Australian pistachio nuts last year too. Very nice. I know there is a small farm in Swan Hill growing this nut,may be this is the one we got the nuts from.
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Jimmy says...
Amanda

there is a really good nursery near Northam that sells orchard packs of amle and female trees.

www.wapistachios.com.au/
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amanda says...
Thanks Jimmy..I have been thinking of growing them here - I reckon they would love Gero (once my windbreaks more established - I don't think wind is good when they are flowering?) I will have to investigate the cold requirement tho' - we don't get that many hrs below 7oC)
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26th September 2009 10:11am
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CARLOS says...
I have managed to get some from Sunraysia Nurseries by mail order. Minimum number are seven so youll probably have to share with friends and/or family.
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Dave says...
Where can i buy pistachio trees?Will i need a male and female? Dave 0417847475
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dave1
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21st August 2010 10:39pm
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Mr. Urban Orchard says...
i have many tree's ( all grafted ) from Daley's . I want to try my hand at budding or graftiing my own scion wood onto my compatible tree's ... anyone wanna trade budding wood from varieties like mandarin japanese (sutmatra) , kaffir lime , gala apple , apricot , kalamata olive etc... i can get more specific about exact variety later . I have nut and fruit trees ;) to be specific i need these varieties but i have everything else pretty much .

I am wanting a pistachio grafted preferably with male and female varieties. please let me know how to order or let's buy in a group if needs be ... WA pistachios had a bad time with weather so they reckon 2 years or more before they can sell, when i called them yesterday!
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ANDY1
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8th February 2011 11:56pm
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Pistachio trees says...
Hi I am after pistachio seeds of small trees. I dont want to spen a lot of money for this becasue they are going in my back yard. So if someone could help please email me higgins_ms@yahoo.com
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Peter says...
In regards to chill hours: They need lots, so not good for coastal areas around Perth and further up north.
Hopefully someone writes back and tells us about a new breed of low chill pistacios, this would be nice news!
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18th May 2011 5:02pm
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pistachu trees says...
i want to know which place is better in respect of growing pistachu trees near melbourne
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Mr Urban Orchard says...
I just bought some pistachio tree's ... young at this stage but hopefully will have some to sell next year . early or late ... not sure yet ;) i am going to graft male branches onto female tree's. Well thats the plan
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26th July 2011 4:14pm
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pistachio nuts says...
hi have problem with pistachio nuts not forming nuts in shell,i have 2 male trees and 2 female trees,they are growing close together,do i need extra fertiliser and water and what type of fertiliser do need to get the nuts to form in shells,i had heaps of nuts but not many in them,how much water per week do they need,thanks
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2nd July 2013 10:56pm
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george says...
I am after pistachio seeds to sprout or seedlings that can come through the post. Am in Syd bluemtns. please email coffeexxxAThotmail.com
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denise1 says...
The pistachio nut crop will be picked in February if you want fresh seed. I have seen them fresh at the flemington markets in Sydney sold in March. Cheap. They stay viable for a few months I guess.
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george says...
thanks for the info will definately buy some in March if no luck with seedlings before then.. just would be nice to know if I have a male or female without waiting years!
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10th November 2015 1:51pm
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Julie W says...
george, email me at julwood at iprimus dot com dot au and I'll tell you how I determine viability and sex of plants.
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Julie
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11th November 2015 8:32pm
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george says...
I had no luck buying Pistashio seeds this season. Anybody have any seedling trees to sell/swap in Sydney? Really need 2 female and 1 male tree.
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George
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Farouk says...
Hello George, any luck with planting a pistachio, looking to plant one my self here in sydney also ?

Regards, Farouk
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Farouk
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George says...
Thanks for reminding me. I am waiting for Harris farm to have fresh seeds to sprout.
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George
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Farouk says...
Hello George,

Nice I am also very keen as yourself to try plant some from seed & wait out the 6years or so & also the chance of them "e;not making any fruits/nuts"e; this is what one plant seller in Adelaide tells me but of course all trees need to reproduce & seed/fruit at some point..?

Do you have any specific contacts or dates when fresh seeds would be available ? I did try contact Harris Farm by online chat but advised me they don't sell them, they may have been mistaken so I have emailed the 3 email contacts on their website.

Thanks so much, let me know if you have a lead.
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Farouk
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22nd November 2017 5:04pm
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Farouk says...
If you're really keen (more than me) they are selling trees in Adelaide for $80.00 maybe worth the trip over for you or to pay the $50 for delivery next year.
For pickup they have some at the moment for local pickup.

http://perrysfruitnursery.com.au/purchase-pistachio-trees/
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Farouk
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22nd November 2017 5:10pm
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George says...
Bought some fresh pitashio seeds from fruit shop in Bondi Junction. Will try to sprout them in the greenhouse.
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Farouk says...
Hey George,

Please keep us updated here with your progress.

I also found some fresh ones in my area but I left them in a bag for a week or so now have some nice white hairs oops.

The inside should be fine I will try planting them also.

Will post some photos if I get a sproutling.
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6th March 2018 10:01am
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George says...
One of my Pistachio seeds from the fruit shop sprouted!

Need a couple more to sprout, then have to figure out if I have a male and female tree!!
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George
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi George

Nice maybe after 3-4 years if your local condition is right for growing pistachios you might be able to know their sexual identity. Plant some more seeds to increase your chances of having both sexes in your collection hence a healthy nut production down the track.

Happy gardening :-)
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Mr Higgo says...
Hi George, where did you buy the seeds from? I didn't think you could get any seeds in Australia.
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George says...
I bought them at a fruit shop in Bondi junction. They are in fruit shops every Jan. Work out to 10c a seed!
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Markmelb says...
My Pistachio seedlings from fresh seed are still growing well esp one in larger pot - i read they graft onto a related pistachia tree for better hardiness as pistachios can succumb to various issues - i was thinking of getting scions from a friends trees in the future or finding those more ideal rootstocks - a work still in progress.
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ffred says...
how did you go with your pistachio trees. You sound very involved with grafting and such. I am getting on and want trees that are mature for obvious reasons. Do you have root stock and pistachio trees.
I also have a grafted citrus. husband bought a few from local hardware and 2 have died off above graft. can I graft onto them again
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shima says...
Try here -
https://www.yalcafruittrees.com.au/product-category/pistachios/

Found from another forum.

I have two seeding growing from fresh pistachio started 1.5 month ago.
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Enjgma01au says...
I have a 10 year old female pistachio that is fruiting, without the presence of a male. I used to have a male tree, but it died last year when tenants renting our house didn’t water or look after it. I can confirm that there in not a male within at least 1km ( our property is 5 acres, and nearest property is 500m from our fence). How is this possible? There would be maybe 50 nuts, not a huge amount, but still trying to understand how this is happening.
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Manfred says...
Chinese pistachio will fertilise P vera. Is there one or more of those nearby?
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Enigma01au1 says...
I don't have a Chinese pistachio, and as far as i know there isn't one locally (they are very pretty though, i may have to get one :-)). You must be right, as unlikley as I think there isn't one, there HAS to be one. I have been trying to find a male tree to replace the deceased one, without any luck. Apparently there is a shortage Australia wide. So, I've sourced some fresh seed and planted those. I know that out of the 25 seeds planted i should get at least one male...even if it takes another 10 years to find out...I can be very patient. And hopefully in the meantime I can hunt out another one.
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29th October 2019 12:15pm
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Pistachio is wind pollinated, but also attracts bees, so pollen could come from afar. 500m may not be too far for some species to be pollinated. The other possibility is hermaphrodite flowers, ie self pollinated.
Check if your pistachio has a mustachio.
I have seen one or two fruit on male trees of other species once or twice.
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Enjgma01au says...
Haha, no “mustachios” that I can see! Lots to consider there. The local town is 1km North West of us which is the prevailing wind direction, so maybe there is another tree there. We also have some beehives in the area and lots of native bees which are super active at the moment. I think these are very likely to be answer. I am so happy to see these nuts develop, I was very sad when I saw what our tenants had done to the garden, including the poor male pistachio tree.
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brad16 says...
Along with what jakfruit has already suggested, I'd be interested in how many of them end up being 'blanks'.

A certain proportion of pistacios are commonly known to develop without a seed inside (known as a blank). I've heard that they attribute this to non-pollination. So it'd be interesting to see what they are like after they mature.

Wonder how many 'pop', and how many 'blanks' there will be?

I also agree with jakfruit's suggestion of flower bi-sexuality and even apomixis (where a flower can reproduce a seed without pollination). I don't think life science is 100% absolute. We generalise living things into categories. This doesn't necessarily mean living things will always conform to them.

Good luck raising your seeds. I think your tree will enjoy a friend ... eventually :)
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Enjgma01au says...
I would also like to know if they are all blanks. I hadn’t considered that, but at least now I know, and it won’t be a surprise if they are. I will let you know how I go!
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