Prunus amygdalus is a tree, up to 15-20 ft. high, with oblong-lanceolate minutely serrate leaves
Prunus amygdalus is a tree, up to 15-20 ft. high, with oblong-lanceolate minutely serrate leaves; flowers solitary, pink or nearly white, 2-5cm across, showy and appearing before or with the early foliage; fruit a drupe, about 3-6cm long, pubescent, with tough flesh splitting at maturity, exposing the pitted stones; endocarp thin or thick; seed flattened, long, oval, with a brownish seed coat.This species includes three varieties, viz. Var. amygdalus, var. amara (DC) Focke and var. sativa (Ludw.) Focke. The first one includes wild types second and the third include a large number of cultivated types, var. amara comprising mostly the Bitter Almond and var. sativa the sweet Almond.