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Pistachio
Pistacia vera

Family: Anacardiaceae (an-a-kard-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pistacia (piss-TAY-shee-uh) (Info)
Species: vera (VER-uh) (Info)

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Perennials

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Green

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Deciduous

Aromatic

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Superior, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Winchester, California

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 29, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

Pistachio is one of the most delicious - and expensive - nuts available. It comes in hard seedpods, each one containing one seed. These seeds are green, and are often eaten with salt, but can be used to make desserts. Pistachio ice creams are the best flavor, in my opinion.