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How Old Is the Almond Tree Before It Starts Producing a Crop?

By Shayne Ochoa
Almond trees produce beautiful flowers and nuts.
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Almond trees can grow to 15 feet tall and produce ample amounts of thick-shelled nuts. The tree has beautiful spring blossoms that contain almond nuts when petals fall off. The tree is not self-pollinating, therefore it needs to be exposed to another almond tree and will be able to produce a harvest in three to five years.


About the Author


Living in Southern California, Shayne Ochoa has been writing professionally since 2005. Her articles have included topics on education, child development and gardening. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies from California Baptist University in Riverside.