Almond tree blossom in Alicante

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Almond tree blossom in Alicante

It is at this time of year when the almond trees are in full bloom, adding pink and white colors to Alicante’s landscape.  The flowers are in bloom normally from mid January to early March and have a sweet scent.

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This is a great time of year to take photos of the beautiful landscape! Almonds, native to the mediterranean climate and their use and cultivation date back to 3000 BC.

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The world produces approximately 1,7 million tons of almonds annually, Spain being one of the largest producers worldwide.  The Valencian Community is one of the largest producers of almonds in all of Spain.

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Nougat, almond cookies and mazapán are a few of the traditional sweets elaborated from the almonds in this region.  Don’t miss the chance to taste these delicious sweets on your visit to Alicante!



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