Prunus amygdalus L. var. dulcis (Almond tree)

Almond tree


almond tree general aspect
almond tree trunk
almond tree fruit
Almond tree flower

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Prunus amygdalus L. var. dulcis – (Almond tree)

Perennial tree of the Rose family -Rosaceae- up to 10 m. tall. Erect stems of dark, cracked bark. Leaves sharp, ovate-lanceolate, toothed at the edge till 12 cm long. Flowers grouped in pairs, pink-white, completely pink or, most infrequently white. Petals till 2,5 cm wide. Fruit in drupe, with the mesocarp initially soft, but becoming stiff as it becomes ripe. Originally from Asia, it is cultivated in warm Mediterranean places. Sometimes naturalised.

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