[NAFEX] dwarf almonds
jmichaelnave at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 6 21:58:27 EDT 2007
Where did you get your hardy dwarf almonds?
--- mIEKAL aND <dtv at mwt.net> wrote:
> 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.
> 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
> > 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-----
> > From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> > [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf
> Of mIEKAL aND
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 8:04 AM
> > To: North American Fruit Explorers
> > 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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