[NAFEX] dwarf almonds

mIEKAL aND dtv at mwt.net
Wed Jun 6 14:04:54 EDT 2007


These little trees have made it thru days of 35 below... I'm in zone  
4.  There's species that hardy that are sweet?

I'd be tickled to get a few edible a'monds.

~mIEKAL


On Jun 6, 2007, at 12:41 PM, Stephen Sadler wrote:

> Yes, there are nuts in there.  Whether they're bitter depends on your
> variety.  They start out soft and green (and there are recipes that  
> use
> green almonds), but as they mature the skin will dry and pull more  
> easily
> away from the pit, which should be dry and woody.  Inside that is the
> almond.  When ripe, they can be shaken off the tree.
>
> There's a question of pronunciation, whether the L is silent (and  
> the A
> pronounce as in "as").  Local growers say that when they're on the  
> tree,
> it's almond; after harvest, it's amond, because you shake the L out of
> them...
>
> ~ Stephen
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [NAFEX] dwarf almonds
>
> I notice a couple of the hardy dwarf almonds I planted many years ago
> are setting nuts for the first time.  Is there an actual nut in these
> & I'm assuming that if there is, it'll be bitter?  The trees are only
> 3 feet high.
>
> ~mIEKAL



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