Backyard Almond Harvesting
Every almond harvest yields a bounty of tiny nutritional bombs, loaded with healthy plant-based fiber, protein and fat. Depending on tree variety, the bounty arrives between early August and late September in USDA zones 7 through 10. Mechanical almond shakers manage commercial harvesting, but home gardeners do it the old-fashioned way: By hand and usually as a group affair. Our tips explain how!