April 28, 2009

Photo du Jour - Green Almonds

Fuzzy, pale, fruity tasting green almonds make a brief appearance at the end of April. In just a few weeks their short season will be over. The outer shell will harden and the tender, ivory colored seed will wrinkle and mature. Pin It


Paulita said...

It's like you live on another planet. I've never seen almonds on the tree. If someone asked me what almonds grow on, I would have said, bush? tree? brambles? Thanks for the beautiful photo.

martha said...

Isn't that pretty - it seems to me the essence of spring. I assume you can eat them.

The nice lady blogger from Le Marche recently posted a recipe for green walnut cordial. I wonder if you could do the same with almonds - not that I have access to either in their green state.

Loulou said...

I don't think I ever had either until we moved here. They grow all over the village and in the countryside.
Glad you like the photo.

Yes, they are edible and are enjoyed every year as a spring treat.
I would love to make some liqueur with them. Thanks for the idea.

wcs said...

I never knew that immature almonds were eaten, let alone edible!

Blog learning is so much fun!

Loulou said...

Learning is good. :)
And fun.