[NAFEX] dwarf almonds
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.
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
> green almonds), but as they mature the skin will dry and pull more
> 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
> it's almond; after harvest, it's amond, because you shake the L out of
> ~ Stephen
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> 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.
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