L’Almond is a fruit tree beautiful, well known for its spectacular white-pink flowers.
L’maintenance and size involved in the quality of the harvest of the almonds.
In short, that’you should know:
Name : Prunus amygdalus, Prunus dulcis
Family : Rosaceae
Type : Tree orchard
Height : 6-9 m
Exposure : Sunlight
Ground : Ordinary
Foliage : Deciduous
Flowering : February-March
Harvest : July to November
Although planting an almond tree:
It is recommended to plant your Almond to’autumn to promote the’rooting before’winter because the tree from early in vegetation.
If you need planting in winter, spring and summer, avoid periods of frost or high temperatures for planting and water regularly in summer.
- Provide regular watering from planting and during the first 2 years.
- Even self-fertile, the’Almond will be producing property s’it is in the presence of’another variety pollinating
- Follow us planting tips
If’Almond can stand the cold, c’is the flowering risk’be aborted in the event of late frosts.
- The flowers are very sensitive to cold, it is really recommended to find him a very sheltered situation of winds’winter
Size and Care’Almond:
The size of your almond practiced early, as soon as end of’summer and early’autumn.
L’Almond between gently period of dormancy period and thus makes it possible’avoid too strong sap flow which often leads to a gumming.
No need to fold your almond too frankly.
- a simple clarification s’inside’tree to encourage’sunlight is sufficient.
- You also delete the dead branches, fragile or s’intersect.
From Easy to grow and’limited maintenance,’Almond is also the’advantage of offering a very beautiful blooming at the end of’Winter and generous fruit from the month of July.
- The flowers of’Almond appear before the leaves
- C’is the first fruit tree to blossom at the end of’winter
- L’Almond is considered a symbol of virginity
Often planted alone, small size also allows the’install in small groups of 3 or 4.
Fruits have a size’about 4-5 cm and eaten either green when the’summer or dry the’fall.
Symbols of’love and virginity, the’Almond is adorned’a white dress in the spring, before the leaves n’appear. This white dress s’similar to that of’a bride on her wedding day.
Harvesting takes place in two distinct moment in’year, depending on whether you want them fresh or dried.
The kernels of’Almond harvest so at the end of spring, to May-June if you want them fresh (green) and often around the month September, at the end of’was if you want them dry.
- To harvest the almonds wait until’hull (part that surrounds the shell) is open and dry.
Careful as’bitter almond (Fruit of the’Wild almond) contains the’hydrocyanic acid which is toxic for’man and may even be fatal to some doses.
Benefits of’Almond Health
L’Almonds are rich in oil, protein, carbohydrates and vitamins.
It also has cosmetic, softening and moisturizing in case’skin inflammation (healing and anti-inflammatory cosmetology).
L’Almond softens and tones the skin giving it a popular use in dermatology.
Finally, the buds of’Almond gemmotherapy are used because they have a antiscléreuse property in the elderly.
With animals as the’Almond taken effect since the veterinary’use for its laxative properties for livestock.
Malignant Council about the’Almond:
After harvesting, separate the almonds in their shell (the’shell) and let them dry in the sun on racks that allow good ventilation.