How To Pick Almonds From The Tree
The first days of February sun bring forth white flowers and almonds. The tree will be fully flowered in 15 or 20 days, and when the petals fall, the almond tree will give forth its delicious almonds. If all goes well, the almond tree lets the almonds grow and grow until the second week of September. Then it is time to collect the almonds. At this point, if you do not know how to pick almonds from the tree then do not worry because in this OneHowTo article, we've got it covered.
Some almonds will already have fallen to the ground before you start to harvest them. For this reason, the first thing to do is to collect the fallen almonds and store them in a basket.
To pick almonds from a tree, you may want to put on some kind of big net (you can use an old sheet if you like). You have to place it down on the ground underneath the almond tree. Farmers use a sort of blanket or canvas for the specific harvest of almonds and olives.
A pole or rod is also required. You can hit the branches to make these stone fruits fall down. The almonds will fall onto the net and then it's easier to collect them up. This isn't perfect as some of the drupes may fall outside of or away from the fabric. You'll have to pick these up by hand later on.
Once you've got all your almonds together, it's time to process them. That is to say, it's time to separate the edible fruit skin from the seed. This is a fairly expensive process that is usually done by a special machine. But do not worry, you can peel the drupes by hand using a knife and, with a little patience, you'll get it done in no time.
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