bitter almond

- oo -.oo at
Thu Aug 31 15:04:20 EST 2000

At the risk of being obvious: if the kernel is sweet it's a sweet
almond and if it's bitter, well, you get the idea...

Bitter and sweet almonds are the same species. I believe bitterness is
controled by a single gene. 

It doesn't take much of a taste to let you know. A bitter almond is
bitter indeed. Of course, you don't want to eat bitter almonds,
whatever your tolerance for bitterness, but a tiny taste won't hurt.

On Wed, 30 Aug 2000 14:35:29 -0600, "Kellys news"
<aj7x at> wrote:

|Does anyone know how to tell the difference between bitter almonds and sweet
|almonds.  I found several trees recently where I live, and not sure which
|variety they are.  Any links or info would be appreciated.

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