Almonds and the trees that grow them go through many stages in their annual lifecycle including dormancy during winter, the stunning bloom in February and March, “growing up” through the spring, and “cracking open” in summer. The year finishes up with harvest spanning from mid-August to October, followed by shelling and sizing. Only then is the crop, representing 80% of the world’s almonds, ready for eating and enjoying!
Throughout these stages, there is an abundance of natural beauty. Check out this video to explore the lifecycle from start to finish:
It’s quite a journey to get our favorite nut from orchard to table, but it’s worth it, don’t you think?
The harvest stage is just getting started – stay tuned to this blog or follow along with #almondharvest on social to learn more about this exciting part of the almond lifecycle.