Almond (botanical name: Prunus Amygdalus) is a plant belonging to Rosaceae family. It prefers warm Mediterranean climate and it is very sensitive to cold. It can reach a height from 5 to 10 meters and, between January and February, it is covered of pink or white flowers.
It is from Asia, today it is grown mainly around the Mediterranean basin. Phoenicians introduced it – in 1100 a.C. – in our country, specifically in Sicily. Here’s why Sicilian almond grows in a habitat suited for centuries to this type of cultivation, that presents, only in Sicily, about 35 varieties, among which: Ferragnes, Bottara, Americana, Tuono, Fellamasa.
Almond is the edible seed of almond tree. It’s a tablet oval drupe with a green surface that, when it is mature, releases a oblong stone, that is commonly called almond too. The latter, woody and porous, contains within it one or two half-white seeds – rich in oil, sweet or bitter taste – covered with a thin brunette skin.
The almonds can be harvested green in spring before the stone becomes woody or almost green in July and August. But you can find dried almonds on the market throughout the year. After the harvest and before being marketed, almonds are subjected to various processes: hulling, drying, peeling, trimming, sorting and grading.
TYPE OF PRODUCT MARKETED:
Sicilian product available in both organic and conventional
almonds in shell
OUR PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING SIZES:
(other packages or custom packages on request)
big bag of 500 kgs. or 1.000 kgs.
poly bags of 25 kgs.
poly bags of 5 kgs.
vacuum bags of 2,5 kgs. or 1 kg.
doypack of 500 grs.
carton-boxes of 15 kgs.