A Year in the Life of an Almond Tree: Andalucían Style!

 

Almond trees in blossom in Andalucía

We start off each year with a wonderful show of pink and white blossom spilling down the hillsides.  Flowers appear in early January and their petals often look like snow on the surrounding hills and mountains.

As we move into Springtime, the almond nuts begin to swell, hidden within their soft green velvety cases.

Finally, at the end of a long hot summer, the green velvety cases have dried and cracked open, to reveal and shell of the almond nut inside.  Ready for the picking!

 



Whilst you´re here, why not have a look at:

The heart of Cómpeta: El Paseo de las Tradiciones

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2 thoughts on “A Year in the Life of an Almond Tree: Andalucían Style!

  1. Pingback: The First Almond Blossoms of the Year | East of Málaga

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