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Zone West Boylston, Ma | Anonymous added on September 15, 2018 | Answered

While handpicking my split open almond drupes, I noticed a clear sticky substance dripping out of the drupes. The almond inside is also a bit sticky. Is this normal? Should I wash the almonds before drying them?

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Answered on September 17, 2018

Do you know if this is a sweet or bitter almond? I would advise handling almonds with care, as some species are toxic before preparation. The sap is definitely a defense mechanism. Have you noticed any holes, or indication that there are any insects eating at the tree? I would always was anything you prepare anyways, since there is always a chance that something has gotten on the fruit.

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