Almond Tree

Almond Tree

The Almond tree is native to the Rose family that is Rosaceae family. Almonds cultivated from the almond tree are rich in several nutrients like protein, fiber, magnesium, vitamins, and other essential nutrients. An almond tree can take as long as 5 to 12 years to start producing almonds, but a mature almond tree can produce fruit for as many as twenty-five years. The almond is a rich dry fruit variety. It is deciduous and is the first fruit to bloom at the end of the winter season.

An almond tree is a deciduous tree and the fruit is about is 3.5 to 6 cm tall. The exocarp is the outer layer and the thick, leathery coat known as the hull. Then, the hull separates from the shell and abscission layer. Almond trees grow best during mild summer and wet winters. The tree starts bearing fruit during the 3rd year from planting them. In the beginning, there is only one seed but occasionally 2 occur which is the nut. Fertile soil is a must for the growth of Almond trees. The trees must be spaced about 15 to 20 feet apart and must be irrigated often. The application of nitrogen and organic fertilizers will help to increase the growth of the tree.

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