About This Plant

Prunus dulcis, commonly known as the almond tree, is a small deciduous tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. It produces edible seeds, known as almonds. These trees typically grow to be 10 to 30 feet (3 to 9 meters) tall. Almond trees are cultivated worldwide for their nuts and have cultural and symbolic significance in various regions.

The Story

Leaf

Prunus dulcis has distinctive lance-shaped leaves that are serrated along the edges. The leaves are arranged alternately on the branches and are typically medium to dark green in colour. Each leaf measures around 8 to 13 centimetres in length and is characterised by a pointed tip.

Produce

Almond trees have attractive pale pink or white flowers in early spring. The blossoms eventually give way to almond fruits, which contain the edible seeds. Almonds are prized for their delicious taste and nutritional value, being a good source of healthy fats, protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals.