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Pistachio TreePistacia vera

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Pistachio TreePistacia vera

40 reviews
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Grow Your Very Own Delicious and Healthy Pistachios!

Never buy another expensive pistachio again. Pistachios are notoriously expensive in the store and market, and they’re hardly fresh. When you grow your own Pistachio Tree, you'll get more than your money's worth with an endless supply of fresh pistachios straight from your garden.

Can you eat Pistachios straight from the tree? Yes! Pistachios consistently rank as a favorite nut. With their distinct, rich flavor and natural sweetness, pistachios are always a beloved snack. They're easy and fun to eat, and your family will love having access to your Pistachio Tree harvest.

They're healthy too. Did you know that pistachios are the lowest calorie nut? They're an ideal snack because they're full of healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, phytosterols, and carotenoids - all essential components to maintaining health and wellness. We have a tendency to snack on what's available, so keeping a consistent supply of pistachios around will be not only a delightful treat for you and your family but a healthy choice too.

Where do Pistachio Trees grow? Pistachio Trees grow where hardly anything else will. They're very particular about the climate they grow in, but luckily, they're perfect for people who live in the desert where beautiful green shade trees are hard to come by. They'll do best with direct sunlight and little to no shade, and they prefer dry heat over humidity.

Plant it and then watch it grow. As long as the climate is right and you've got a male and a female, your Pistachio trees will produce a huge harvest every other year. And there's hardly any maintenance and upkeep to these dry-weather loving trees. Most trees produce around 50 lbs. of nuts per year. That's plenty to share with your friends and family.

Pistachio nuts are easy to harvest. When your pistachios start splitting, just throw down a tarp, shake the branches and watch the delicious pistachios fall to the ground. Just a few days in the sun and you'll have fresh pistachios ready to eat.

They stay fresh for months. Don't worry if you can't eat all your pistachios right from the harvest. They'll stay fresh for months in a closed jar or sealed bag. And if you need to keep them for even longer, the fridge or freezer will do the trick.

Order 2 trees to make sure you get your harvest. Pistachio Trees don't self-pollinate, but we make it easy for you. We bundled the Randy and Golden Hills, which pair perfectly together. Just plant them both at the same time, sit back, and let the wind do the rest!

Treat yourself and your family to a fresh, healthy snack. Your family will love sitting under the shade of your Pistachio tree, and they'll love having access to fresh pistachios whenever they want. Don't let another season go buy without a pair of Pistachio Trees in your yard. Order your Randy and Golden Hills Pistachio trees today.

Pollination Info

Pistachio Tree Pollination

Our Pistachio Trees come in a pollinator pack, with one Randy Pistachio and one Golden Falls Pistachio. This pack includes the two different varieties you will need to pollinate your Pistachio Trees and produce fruit!

Planting & Care

The right climate: For your Pistachio Tree to grow, it will need to be planted in the right climate. Pistachio trees do not thrive in humidity, so a dry heat is essential. They also need a long cold winter to have a successful harvest - during years with a shorter winter you might not see as many nuts. 

The right spot: Plant your Pistachio Tree in any kind of soil, but make sure that it is well-draining. Plant in a spot that receives direct sunlight and little to no shade. Trees need to be planted at least 15' apart, as Pistachio Trees do not grow well when crowded.

Planting Instructions: Plant in a hole as deep as the root ball and twice as wide. Spread the roots out in the hole and backfill with soil. Make sure the top of the rootball is flush with the soil. Gently tamp down with a shovel. Add a layer of mulch to prevent weeds, and then water deeply. You will likely need to stake both sides of your tree when it is young.

Watering: Water only every few weeks. It is better to do an infrequent deep irrigation than shallow and frequent. If the leaves begin to turn yellow, you are watering too much. Pistachio Trees are very drought tolerant and are sensitive to overwatering.

Fertilization: Add a 10-10-10 NPK fertilizer in the spring of your trees 2nd year and every spring after.

Pruning: When the branches of your tree have grown to be longer than 6 feet, it's time to prune. Each spring, create a scaffolding with 3-5 branches. To do this, choose a few strong branches that are 24-32 inches above the soil. Cut everything below these branches and remove the highest branches. Then cut all remaining branches down to 4-6 inches. In the summer, prune the scaffolding branches down to 2-3 feet. Repeat each year.

Pests and Diseases: There should be no pests or diseases on your tree, but to deter and prevent, be sure to always remove anything that's fallen from the tree in Autumn including dead leaves, broken shells and husks.

Harvesting: Your Pistachio Tree will likely start producing nuts after 5-7 years as long as you have planted both a male and female tree. Your nuts will be ready to harvest when they turn from green to yellow and red and when they begin to split from the outer husk. Simply lay a tarp down and shake the branches to encourage nuts to fall from the tree.

Post-Harvest: First, remove any remaining husks from the nuts. Then, separate the nuts with split shells from those that have not split. Discard any black, empty or moldy shells. Then remove the shells from the nuts that did not split. This is necessary for the drying process. If the shell is split, you do not need to remove the shell. Then lay all the nuts down on a tarp in the sun and allow them to dry. You will likely need to also lay a screen on top to deter birds and critters from eating your pistachios. The drying process varies, but the best test is a taste test. Your pistachios should be firm and crunchy. If they are soggy, you'll need to keep drying them. Soggy pistachios are not shelf stable.

Storage. Store your pistachios in a sealed container, glass jar or plastic bag. They will keep for a couple months. If you need to store them longer than 2 months, place them in the fridge or freezer where they will stay fresh until the next harvest.


Where do Pistachio Trees grow best?

Most of the Pistachios we enjoy are grown in California, as the hot summers and cool winters with low humidity are ideal for nut production. Avoid highly humid areas, as this will lead to decreased nut production and fungal issues. Pistachio Trees grow best in Zones 7-10.

Can you eat pistachios straight from the tree?

Yes, you can enjoy pistachios right from the tree. You will know they are ready to eat when the outer husk turns a pink color and splits, revealing the pistachio and the shell. Remove the shell and enjoy your fresh pistachio (often pink and green in color)! To store, dry and hull the pistachios.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 20-30 ft.
Mature Width: 20 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Harvest Time: Late fall
Botanical Name: Pistacia vera
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 7-10 outdoors
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7-10 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉)

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Michael B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

First experience with pistachio trees and this compan

The pair of pistachio trees have been planted and so far look as if they’re doing fine. I am labeling my trees as I plant them and was disappointed that the male and female tree (Randy and Golden Hills) were not identified as such, as each displayed a label with both names on each label. That would be fine if someone could have taken the time to circle the name of the tree. The pair of trees arrived in excellent shape in a very sturdy cardboard box. The root ball of each tree was very well prepared and I was very pleased with their overall condition upon arrival.

Francisco R.
United States United States

The Awaiting Begins

I watch a lot of Epicgardening on Youtube and they get a lot of their own fruit trees and citrus trees from you guys and so here I am, and I know they don't have a pistachio in their grand homestead but I will definitely be one of the first to add such a great addition to one's yard. Spending countless hours scrolling up and down, looking at other customer reviews, and looking through the catalog for hours endlessly intrigued, I've decided to treat myself to my very own pistachios. I will be following up a review of its arrival with photos, and its progress to help those who can't make up their mind. I'm more than thrilled, jumping in excitement for its arrival, hopefully, they come bearing the distinction of which is the male and which is the female.

Barbara D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

What a great selection of trees!

Ordered 4 fruit trees ,dwarf cavevedish banana tree, lapins, cheery tree, yellow delicious apple tree, fruit cocktail tree, and 2 pistachio trees, 1 female, the golden hill and Randy the male tree. leaves starting to sprout on fruit cocktail and apple, cherry full leaps were droopy. Banana tree i good shape 2 more center leaves. 1 week later lapins cherry tree leaves normal needed watering. Just planted pistachios trees which came later use miracle grow and regular soil topped off with cow manure and all trees cypress mulch applied. so for so go. It was so easy packed well. So far love the experience. Just received 4 more tree chandler walnut, red maple, oakland red bud and a Weeping willow that is 7ft. tall now. Planted the walnut tree backyard was in good condition. Have to plant the other 3, Happy shopping, I recommend this company. Barbara ,Ormond Beach, Florida

Felicia H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Just sticks for now

They are sticks for now...but I scratched them. One is green inside...I can't tell the other. But I think its fine. I will let you know once they start budding

Rebecca H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Very small tree...

I bought 2 varieties at the same time and planted them within a couple of days of receiving. Both trees were practically bare without much growth on them. Initially, it took awhile for them to come around and start budding. Am very happy they both seem to be thriving. Purchase the largest size you can afford.