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#68970 November 16th, 2006 at 12:13 AM
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Hello everyone,

I have just joined. I live in the suburbs of London and have a big Almond tree in my back garden, which, each year, produces many hundreds of nuts. To date, I haven't harvested them as I don't really know how they should be prepared/stored - so every year I watch the squirrels come and systematically strip the tree bare. But next year I want some for myself - what should I do?
(And, incidentally, as an indication of how the climate has changed in the last few years, I also have fig and date trees out back, happily producing heavy and tasty crops).

Grateful for your comments,

Regards

#68971 November 17th, 2006 at 04:04 AM
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How to Harvest and Store Almonds

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http://www.ehow.com/how_4437_harvest-store-almonds.html

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Instructions

* STEP 1: Knock nuts from trees once the hulls have cracked open and the kernels are partially dry.
* STEP 2: Slit the hulls, then remove shells and spread them in the sun. Let dry for 1 to 2 days, until the kernels rattle in the shells.
* STEP 3: Gather and use immediately, or store for 6 months in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place.


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