Pistachio – Female
Pistachio vera – ‘Pistachio’
Pistachio nuts (Pistachio vera) grow on small to medium sized deciduous trees. Male and female trees are required to enable pollination. The pollen is carried by the wind from male to female flowers. One male tree can pollinate multiple female trees.
Growing pistachio nuts is well suited to the temperate Western Australian climate. They are a hardy tree that do well where winters are cold and summers hot and dry. Pistachio trees need a cold, frosty winter so as to flower properly and allow the nuts to set.
They will grow in most sunny places (other than in some mild coastal areas). They are frost hardy and very tolerant of hot summers. Pistachios do not do well in areas with high humidity and are susceptible to root rot if their soil is not well-draining.