The almond tree is one of the first trees to flower all over the world. Here in Elche countryside, just next to the Mediterranean coast, it happens in winter. In the months of January and February magic falls over the landscape. At this time, almond trees are dressed in an elegant coat of colorful blossoms, while the winter are still alive.
Every year in these days, when hues of white and pale pink flood the scenery, it´s very nice to have a walk in the countryside, enjoying this burst of color.
Almond trees also start to buzz, literally, as bees go to work pollinating trees.
|Bees are very busy thanks to almond trees blossom.|
Spain is the world’s second largest producer of almonds, and most almond trees are found in the Mediterranean region. As one of the most important products cultivated in Spain, it isn’t surprising that the almond is often found in Spanish cuisine.