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The almond is a species of tree native to the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and North ... The fruit of the almond is a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed, which is not a true nut, ... Selection of the sweet type from the many bitter types in the wild marked the beginning of almond domestication.


Jan 5, 2014 ... The nut we know as the almond is technically the hard-shelled fruit of ... that produce edible fruit like cherries, plums, peaches and nectarines.


almond: Prunus dulcis tree native to southwestern Asia and its edible seed. ... Despite their common label, almonds are not true nuts (a type of dry fruit) but ...


Dec 7, 2015 ... Discover specialty almonds such as green almonds and Chinese almonds, along ... In harvesting mature almonds, the fruit portion is discarded.


Apr 7, 2010 ... Today I found out that almonds are not nuts. In fact, an almond is the seed of the fruit of the almond tree. This tree bears fruits with a “stone-like” ...


Apr 14, 2010 ... A drupe is a type of fruit in which an outer fleshy part surrounds a shell ... and cherries—but walnuts, almonds, and pecans are also drupes.


May 19, 2016 ... In botany terms, nuts are strictly a particular kind of dry fruit that has a ... are considered tree nuts and the almond industry is represented by the ...


Jan 27, 2017 ... There are two types of almond tree: trees that grow "sweet" almonds and trees that grow "bitter" almonds. Bitter almonds and their fruit aren't ...


Young fruits seem to be more susceptible to frost injury than almonds, plums, ... 1 ) flower later than Japanese types and more frequently escape frost injury.