A beautiful ornamental tree with attractive foliage and pale pink flowers. The almonds are good for cooking and eating.
With masses of pretty spring blossoms, this almond is hardier and has thicker-shelled nuts than commercial varieties. Grows to 15'. (Self-fertile, plant two trees to ensure pollination, bears in 3-5 years.) (zones 5-8)
Nuts are valuable food for deer, squirrels, and birds.
Simple, alternate, 3"-6" dark green leaves, finely toothed on the margin.
The fuzzy, young, inedible drupe resembles an immature peach. This encloses a large nut with a thick, hard shell and a bittersweet kernel. The fruit is discarded and the shell is cracked open to eat the almond inside. Harvest from early September to October depending upon location.