Almond trees from a store-bought Christmas nut bag

I bought a bag of mixed nuts for Christmas (2020) from our local grocery store and managed to get it to sprout a few almonds after about four weeks. Can I get these to sprout quickly came to my mind, so I took five Hazel, Pecan, Walnut, and Almond nuts from the bag and soaked them overnight and before I put them on some wet paper towel. The next step was to put them in a plastic box that I put in the bottom of my fridge until I saw the first ones had sprouted.

Almond trees (Zone 5-9) should manage the cold in my zone 7 areas, but since they thrive in a dryer climate they might struggle. Doing an experiment with “free” nuts seem worth doing in my mind. I just have to make sure I put them in the most favorable areas I can.

After about 2 months from starting the cold stratification, the Almond is looking promising.
(photo was taken January 2nd, 2021)
After about 2 months from starting the cold stratification, the Almond is looking promising.
(photo was taken January 2nd, 2021)

So far 3 of the 5 Almond nuts have sprouted.

The other nuts I used in the bag have so far not sprouted, if they do I will link to them here.

These were the five nuts I chose for this experiment.
From top: Walnut, Pecan, Almond and Hazel
These were the five nuts I chose for this experiment.
From top: Walnut, Pecan, Almond and Hazel

I will update this over time.

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