What Almonds Look Like on the Tree & On the Farm

I love almonds. Love them. By themselves by the handful or carefully laid out in chocolate. (Now I feel like I need a snack break before I can blog anymore. But I will power on.)

I’ve had friends who’s families grow pecans (I am SO SOUTHERN) but almonds are not something we grow down south. And even though I had seen almonds before, I hadn’t had the chance to talk about the basics of growing almonds — that’s where Brent Boersma enters! Brent and his family have the fourth generation Boersma Farms near Ripon, California where they grow several hundred acres of almonds.

Yes, I will have to do a couple of posts about what I saw and learned, but first, I want to show you how the farm looks and how almonds look on the tree. Here’s a shot of one of the farms with beautiful trees lined up.

The hulls on these almonds are still a bit green. As they dry down, they are ready to harvest.

Closeup of almonds showing the hull pulled back from the shell as it dried. 

I have a bit more to share from my visit with the Boersmas, but you don’t need to wait for those…. feel free to check out some of their recent posts on blog.4thgenerationfarms.com:


About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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26 Responses to What Almonds Look Like on the Tree & On the Farm

  1. verenasschoenewelt October 26, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    Wow, I´ve never seen Almond trees! Very beautiful photos! I love Almonds, too!
    Thanks so much for linking up!
    Greetings from Germany,

    • Janice aka JPlovesCOTTON October 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

      Thanks for coming! I was amazed too! So beautiful and hen in clumps on the trees, such snacking goodness! Thanks for coming by & linking up!

    • Kelly Kawamura July 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

      Its so nice seeing this!we make different kind of brand products of Almond ,I am fascinated.

  2. Leslie October 26, 2011 at 2:50 am #

    Love the almonds and harvest time.

  3. Carolee October 26, 2011 at 5:21 am #

    Very cool indeed!

    Here from a retweet on Twitter…

    Have a wild and wacky Wednesday!

  4. Meghan @JaMonkey October 26, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    Very cool, I never knew that!

  5. margaretalmon October 26, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    Cool! When I lived in Oregon I got to see Filbert farms, but not almond ones. I am partial to almonds since my last name is Almon!

    • Janice aka JPlovesCOTTON October 26, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

      Love it! That’s perfect! I’ve not seen filbert trees either… another crop to put on my list. 🙂

  6. Nannette Gilbert October 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Great pictures, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an almond tree before.

    • Janice aka JPlovesCOTTON October 26, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

      That seems to be fairly common it seems from the reaction. I’m glad I thought to capture every minute of my morning. LOL. Have more coming!

  7. jessica @peekababy October 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    My husband is Israeli…I’ll have to show him these because it looks like home 🙂

  8. Art of RetroCollage October 26, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    I love almonds and pecans both. Thanks for sharing this — it’s nice to learn stuff I didn’t know about things I love. Have a not-so-nutty WW….

  9. Amberr Meadows October 31, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Almonds are my very favorites–especially when coupled with Hershey’s chocolate. Hope you have a Happy Halloween!

  10. Weekend Cowgirl November 8, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    Wow, I have never seen an almond tree. We just have pecan trees, but I love almonds. Thanks for the post! They are lovely on the tree…

  11. The Farmer's Life November 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    It’s cool to see parts of ag that I’m not familiar with. Thanks for sharing, Janice!


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