Saturday, May 19, 2012
The curious case of a green almond.
Lane is my teacher. He explains, with a well placed dissected green almond on his palm: "The process of solidification of the nut meats continues to advance from the tip of the almond toward the base. This is visible as the gelatinous material becomes opaque. As this process continues the nuts become heavier. This is an early-harvesting Nonpareil nut. Interestingly, the later-maturing Monterey and Woods Colony nuts are just as far along in this process." Good to know.