Farming forum→Almond trees in bloom at Selvanuova

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Name: Selvanuova Farming for Nature

Mar 17, 2018 3:56 PM CST

Far from beeing a monoculture, at Selvanuova our olive groves are dotted with several other cultivated and wild species.

In particular, old almond trees used to be a distinctive landscape feature in Alta Murgia, but they are quickly vanishing, being replaced by young trees and other crops.

Unlike many other farmers, at Selvanuova we preserve and value these old and almost unproductive almond trees, that besides contributing to a healthier and more resilient ecosystem, reward us with a marvelous bloom, announcing the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring.

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Mar 17, 2018 7:43 PM CST
Definitely worth saving - beautiful!
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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Apr 10, 2018 9:24 PM CST
How delightful. I am glad to hear of your desire to preserve them.

I understand the almond orchards draw the beekeepers as the almond blooms produce one of the most desirable honey crops.
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch

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