News tagged with almond trees

Mission to revive Malta's olive oil production

A green-fingered ex-jeweller with a mission to revive Malta's olive oil production practically from scratch, Sam Cremona munches on a tiny black "Bidni" olive and shows it off to visitors.

dateOct 15, 2012 in Other
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Scientists develop self-pollinating almond trees

Self-pollinating almond trees that can produce a bountiful harvest without insect pollination are being developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. This is good news for almond growers who face rising costs ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Biotechnology
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The almond tree's secret weapon

The nectar of the almond tree produces an extraordinary and dangerous poison. This is the only known plant to have this poison in its flowers' nectar. A study carried out at the University of Haifa has revealed that bees ...

dateJan 28, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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