Almond - Self Pollinating Papershell

Scientific Name: 
Prunus dulcis
Family Name: 
Rosaceae
Place of Origin: 
Middle East / South Asia
Plant Description: 
This almond is an upright tree, the nuts maturing about 8-9 months after flowering. Likes a dryish summer and decent winter.
Plant Height: 
4-10m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Oil
Of Interest: 
Flaked almonds, roasted almonds, fresh almonds...friands - what a way to get protein and Vitamin E and lower your cholestorol thanks to the phytosterols in almonds. Just be sure there is no mold growth on the nuts as this is a sign there may be aflatoxins which are carcinogenic if ingested.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Small Tree
Climate: 
Temperate
Warm Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Deciduous

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