Tag Archive: Almond

Mar 12

Searching for a photo in an almond sack


Now that Photos From the Vault has been on the scene for a few years it is fairly common to get questions from folks wanting reprints of historic events. Usually the request is very specific but our filing system is not. Here is an example; a reporter juggling taking notes and pictures likely made the …

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Apr 11

What’s shakin’? Almond harvesting near Shandon

Almond leaves and nuts fall to ground as Fernando Tabin operates mechanical almond tree shaker near Shandon. ©The Tribune/Larry Jamison

Technically you wouldn’t be nuts if you referred to almonds as a fruit. Almonds are the edible seeds of drupe fruits. The genus prunus includes plums, cherries, peaches, apricots and almonds. In fact where they are irrigated many almond trees grow on peach rootstock. You wouldn’t be nuts if you referred to Paso Robles as …

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