China Almond Tree

The fruit of the almond is not a true nut, but a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed ("nut") inside. Shelling almonds refers to removing the shell to reveal the seed. Alm

Botanical Name - China almond tree

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The almond is a small deciduous tree, growing 4–10 meters (13–33 ft) in height, with a trunk of up to 30 centimeters (12 in) in diameter. The young twigs are green at first, becoming purplish where exposed to sunlight, then grey in their second year. Almonds begin bearing an economic crop in the third year after planting. Trees reach full bearing five to six years after planting. The fruit is mature in the autumn, 7–8 months after flowering.