Almond Harvest

Planting a grove of nut trees was one of the first things that we did here. Like everything else they have struggled with the ongoing drought and to date have produced no nuts. Eighteen months ago we planted an almond tree in the vegetable garden. It has grown much more robustly than the other stone fruits we planted at that time. This time last year we were surprised to find half a dozen almonds on the tree. This year there are about sixty.
This is about a third of the crop picked this morning.

Not a large crop I know but quite satisfying after only eighteen months. They taste delicious. Nothing like any almonds I have ever purchased.
If we get some autumn rain this year I will plant another tree and look forward to a bigger harvest next year

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