Rustic and long-lived plant, which can even reach 10m in height according to the variety, the almond tree has Asian origins and is widespread in the countries of the Mediterranean. It has thin leaves, similar to those of the peach tree, the flowers are generally pinkish white and bloom abundantly before the appearance of the leaves. In the gardens, the almond tree is highly appreciated for its spectacular flowering and its low sensitivity to diseases and pests.
The almond blossoms are the first to bloom in Puglia in spring, sometimes in late winter, and for this they symbolize hope, as well as the return to life of nature but, withering within a short period of time, they also represent the delicacy and fragility.
Inside there is a very precious shell which, like a casket, contains the almond which can be, according to the varieties, sweet or bitter and of various sizes. From this fruit at Masseria Baroni Nuovi and throughout Puglia we use to obtaining a fresh and regenerating soft drink: the almond milk made by infusing the finely chopped almonds in water and then squeezing them to release all the juice.