Almond

Are you an Almond Grower?

Use of GrowGreen Bio-fertilisers to Increase Yield and Quality in Almond Trees.

Almonds (Prunus dulcis), are a deciduous fruit tree within the rose (Rosaceae) family, along with other tree fruits such as peaches, apples, pears, plums, cherries, and apricots. Within the genus, almonds are most closely related to the peach, and hybrids of the two are used as rootstocks.

The seed of the almond tree is an economically important tree crop worldwide. Sweet Almonds, are consumed as raw nuts, used in cooking or as a source of oil or meal. It is a multibillion-dollar industry. Bitter Almonds used to produce oil used in the production of flavouring extracts for foods and liquors. California produces almost 80% of the world’s supply because of its Mediterranean climate, in which almond trees thrive.

Almond orchards produce 4 different products:

  1. Nuts are used for eating and oil production. (Plant nutrition very important)
  2. Hulls/shells are used for livestock feed (Plant nutrition somewhat important) and bedding.
  3. Trees are recycled and composted at end of productive life to improve soil quality. (Plant nutrition somewhat important)
  4. Trees are recycled and burned at end of their productive life to create alternative energy.

Sustainable almond production practices are crucial to continued livelihood of the industry. (optimized nutrition very important)

Almond pollen is a key nutritious food source for bees. (positive impacts of nutrition on pollen quality are very important).