This fruit is mainly produced in the North of Portugal – Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro – and in the Algarve.
The flourishing of the almond trees is one of the typical landscapes in Portugal when Spring comes.
Harvested between July and August, the almond is one of the protagonists of a large part of the Portuguese gastronomy: you will find it sweet, salty and bitter. The latter is useful for the production of liqueurs. It is quite popular in the Easter time but also in christenings and weddings.
However the almond is not famous just in gastronomy: over time, other uses were discovered in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical areas.