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Almonds...bitter or sweet?

Mggrandma Dec 14, 2013 09:23 AM

We recently bought a house that has 6 almond trees in the yard. I have no idea if they are sweet or bitter. Is there a way to identify the trees before harvesting? If they are bitter, I'll save the trouble and give them to the squirrels! We r in Southern California. Would love some help with figuring out what kind of trees we have!

  1. Shrinkrap Jan 26, 2014 10:17 PM

    I agree with the extension idea, but I don't imagine most home growers cultivate bitter almonds.

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      CookingForReal Jan 20, 2014 04:32 PM

      Take pictures, leaves, blossoms, maybe even a bark or twig sample - fruit samples as well - to your local extension agency and ask for help. Hopefully they will be able to help identify the trees.

      Make sure you are clear about which samples/pictures correspond to which tree!

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