Almonds

Portuguese legend tells of the Lusitanian emir whose bride pined for the snowfall of her far-northern native land. The emir was inspired to plant all the lands visible from his castle with almond trees which, in their first winter of bloom, covered the countryside of Algarve with billows of blossoming snow! This story speaks to the many uses served by an orchard properly chosen, no less for the decorative value of this most garden-worthy of nut trees. We offer three varieties of almond, each remarkable in its own way, none of them available from any other source. Cross-pollination is a problem for almonds that in the past has required sacrificing a second orchard spot for a suitable pollenizer, which we have solved by offering a productive self-fertile almond variety which can, of course, serve in its turn as a pollenizer for any other offered here.