Almond Blossom on Ibiza

January 30th, 2009 - 2:45 pm Posted in almond blossom, ibiza | Comments (1)

Enjoy the almond blossom on Ibiza – The Valley of the Crown

ibiza almond blossomMore than 1,000 almond trees are now in full blossom in Santa Agnes’ “Valley of the Crown”. The big pink and white flowers seem to glow in the sun and the smell of honey hangs in the air. This is a place where you can get a feel for what Ibiza is really like.

The almond blossoms have a special meaning for the people of Ibiza and Formentera – because when the trees are covered in pink or white flowers, it’s a sign that spring is just around the corner. The winter with its cold winds from the north is about to be driven out and soon, the island will be transformed into a sea of flowers, blossoming in their millions.

So it is an absolute must for the islanders to enjoy the season of almond blossom – especially at the weekend. That’s when entire families – from grandma to the tiniest toddlers in pushchairs – head for Santa Agnes where the 1,000 almond trees in the “Valley of the Crown” blossom in a cloud of pink and white flowers that is a joy to behold. Incidentally, the trees with white flowers are male and bear sweet almonds in the summer, whereas the trees with pink blossoms are female and produce bitter almonds.

You can read the full article here: Ibiza’s Almond Blossom

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One Response to “Almond Blossom on Ibiza”

  1. Travel Blog Says:

    Ah – this made me so nostalgic – so few people who go to Ibiza know about the Almond Blossom. My mum used to take me every year to see it near Sta Agnes.