Almonds on the Stem
The picture suggests the tough leathery character of the seed-covering that makes us the almond fruit. Unlike its allied stone fruits, the almond has been selected for the seed itself, not for the pulp that surrounds it. Mr. Burbank has shown that the pulp may also be made attractive through hybridizing and selection, as we shall see.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 11 Chapter 3