The Almond is a small tree, growing to between 4 and 10 meters, with a trunk of 30 centimeters. The young tree is green at first, becoming purplish in sunlight, then grey in their second year with leaves 1 cm long and 1.2–4 cm broad and a 2.5 cm petiole.
The fruit is a 3.5–6 cm long, with a downy outer coat which contains inside a hard shell, and the edible seed, commonly called a nut. Generally, one seed is looked, but occasionally there are two. An almond is not a true nut. The fruit is mature in the autumn, 7–8 months after flowering.
The dried fruit “almond” comes from Old French almande or alemande. The British pronunciation ah-mond and the modern Catalan ametlla and modern French amande show a form of the word closer to the almond.Salted Marcona Almonds are considered to be the “Queen of Almonds”. They have a light, crunchy texture and are high in monounsaturated fats. They are hard to resist and make very Healthy Snacks and roughly almond-shaped, particularly a shape which is partway between a rectangle and an ellipse.