Almond trees, part of the Rosaceae family, offer both ornamental beauty and tasty, nutritious nuts. They are related to popular fruit trees like peaches, cherries, plums, and apricots, making them a versatile addition to any garden or homestead.
Growing an Almond tree takes patience, typically around 5 years to reach nut-bearing maturity. Once there, these trees can live for about 25 years, consistently producing nuts. Beyond their delicious harvest, almond trees are also prized for their ornamental beauty. Standing at 10 to 15 feet (3-4.5 m) tall, they grace gardens with fragrant pink or white blossoms each early spring, which, along with their fruit, are the main identification features of the tree.