The almond appears to have originated in countries along the south and east shores of the Mediterranean. There are numerous references to the almond in the old Testament. The principal productions of almonds is in California.
As you sit and dine here at the Almond Tree Restaurant, you are surrounded by half a million acres of almond trees. Average production per acre is around 1500 pounds per year. Over 50% of the worldwide almond production is in the central valley. So enjoy your meal and the fact that you are encircled by history.