Almond Tree in Blossom
One great fault of the almond tree is that it tends to blossom so early in the season that its flowers are likely to be blighted by the frosts. This makes it impossible to raise almonds commercially in many regions where they otherwise would thrive. Careful selective breeding will probably overcome the defect.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 11 Chapter 3