The almond tree

The almond tree is a very long-lived and widespread tree in the Mediterranean Basin. It can reach a height of 10 metres and is usually easy to recognise in a garden.
Its splendid flowering of pinkish-white shoots, which in Agrigento starts as early as January, makes it one of the garden’s most beautiful and particular trees.
Depending on the variety, its almonds can be sweet or bitter.