This plant has no fragrance
Pistachio is a desert plant from Asia which is highly tolerant of saline soils. Male and female flowers bloom on separate trees, so they will only pollinate and fruit if there is more than one tree. The seeds are low in calories, rich in antioxidants, unsaturated fat, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are drought tolerant and frost resistant.
Common problems with Pistachio
Alternaria leaf spot, crown gall, oak root fungus, pistachio dieback, pistachio twig borer, powdery mildew, root rot, and rust.
How to harvest Pistachio
Nuts ripen in late summer to autumn. Pick the nuts when the inside seed expands so much that it cracks the outer shell open.
How to propagate Pistachio
Germinate fresh seed in damp paper towels and as soon as the seeds sprout move them into pots. Germination takes 10-30 days. Sow seeds in Autumn. Space trees 6 m apart
By budding or grafting.
Special features of Pistachio
Pistachios are light feeders and need little nutrients.
They are quite drought tolerant
Can be grown in a container for the first 3-5 years
Other uses of Pistachio
The seed is edible either raw or cooked