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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the Almond opened, and the the Nut. (see pics)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, but that is not an Prunus dulcis syn. Prunus amygdalus
Common name Almond.

It is a Prunus persica. Common name peach!.

Yes at 1st they can appear similar.
Almonds stay green on the outer layer. You cannot eat the green, only the nut in the centre.The shape and texture of the nut inside is very very different from a peach nut.

http://www.easytropicals.com/pp/Fruiting/Prunus_dulcis.html

http://www.google.co.uk/search?um=1&hl=en&rls=p%2Ccom.microsoft%3Aen-gb%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7SUNA_en-GB&biw=1272&bih=500&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=almonds+in+shell&btnG=Search&oq=almonds+in+shell&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=9765l12781l0l14969l9l9l0l7l7l0l141l235l1.1l2l0

Peaches turn that gorgeous colour and are soft and juicy AND edible.
Eat and enjoy!!!!

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=peach+seeds&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&rls=p,com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7SUNA_en-GB&tbm=isch&tbnid=Jjrb_3PW0zBcIM:&imgrefurl=http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-39786151/stock-photo-peach-seeds-isolated-on-white-background.html&docid=XBUf-CeGNKZRzM&w=450&h=321&ei=y3ZsTqXJNpKq8AOHieVB&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=164&vpy=190&dur=1437&hovh=190&hovw=266&tx=149&ty=138&page=1&tbnh=143&tbnw=158&start=0&ndsp=11&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0&biw=1272&bih=500
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys again. I cracked open the nut, and the seed within the nut, is very soft. (see pics)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both peaches and Almonds have a hard shell .. the stone which contains the kernel.... this is the seed. This is actually the bit that will grow into a new tree. The baby so to speak.

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=peach+seed+growing&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&rls=p,com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7SUNA_en-GB&tbm=isch&tbnid=2HKnG1vU_QnYtM:&imgrefurl=http://www.geochembio.com/biology/organisms/peach/&docid=iEyJju2mucJUpM&w=500&h=359&ei=qLtsTuLQLIy38QP-wb02&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=386&vpy=190&dur=6593&hovh=190&hovw=265&tx=209&ty=135&page=1&tbnh=145&tbnw=192&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:0&biw=1272&bih=500

The only difference is that Almond kernels are edible.

A FEW Peach kernels can be used in jam, but they are not delicious like an Almond. Infact they are sligtly toxic. So I would not eat them raw.

http://www.mdidea.com/products/proper/proper015.html

http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2010/preserve-the-summer-pulled-pork-with-spicy-peach-mustard-sau/

It is still a Peach!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it is a ''Peach'' Many thanks, Silver surfer.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your peach tree is just a yougster at 4 years old.
Each year as it gets larger you should get more fruits.
Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the info, Silver surfer
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