Comments / notes : The almond fruit is 3.5-6 cm long. The outer covering, fleshy in other members of Prunus such as the plum and cherry, is instead a thick, leathery, grey-green coat, called the hull. Inside the hull is a netveinedd, hard, woody shell (like the outside of a peach pit) called the endocarp. Inside the shell is the edible seed, commonly called a nut. After the fruit matures, the hull splits and separates from the shell, and an abscission layer forms between the stem and the fruit so that the fruit can fall from the tree.
Uttarakhand : Dehradun district
Native : Transcaucasus
Exotic/Native : Exotic
World Distribution : Afghanistan, Algeria, Baleares, California, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., France, Great Britain, Greece, Idaho, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Washington, Yugoslavia