Prunus amygdalus var. amora
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Prunus amygdalus var. amora

bitter almond

  family rosaceae 
  genus prunus 

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Genus  Prunus Species  amygdalus Variety  amora Cultivar  Common names  bitter almond Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S11957 Data source  GrUnFr p3-6
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  10' - 20' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Slightly alkaline USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It has a strong almond flavor and is used in marzipan and other almond flavorings. Prunus amygdalus var. amora is typically used as a flavoring. Bitter almond is most often used cooked or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Extra nitrogen Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Cooked   Flavoring Nutritional value  Edible parts  Nuts Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  has a strong almond flavor and is used in marzipan and other almond flavorings
Horticulture notes  No special fertilization is necessary for Prunus amygdalus var. amora to produce fruit. Extra nitrogen is required for optimal growth. Bitter almond most likely originates from Persia and Afghanistan.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Prunus amygdalus var. amora is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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