Almond, tree of Life

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The almond tree is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most beautiful trees for flowering and most interesting for symbolism, with meanings deeply connected to the Bible, where it is mentioned 10 times

The origin of almond

This incredible tree has its birthplace in the Iranian plateau, a place from which it then spread rapidly in the Levant and from here, thanks to the Phoenician trade, throughout the Mediterranean. Among the famous merchants, in particular, it grew so well that it also spread in its wild, native form of the Levant.


Its ease of cultivation led it to become in a very short time one of the most known and appreciated trees, so much so that, as for the poppy, remains were found inside the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Biblical symbolism

Thanks to its flowering in early spring and its great nutritional properties, the almond tree soon established itself as one of the plants with the greatest symbolism within the biblical landscape. In fact, inside the Bible it is mentioned 10 times, the first of which even in the Book of Genesis; here it is even called “among the best possible fruits”. Even, according to some traditions, it turns out to be the tree that inspired the Jews in the realization of the menorah.


Symbolism in the Christian world in turn shows the greatness of this plant, however tying it more to the figure of Jesus and Mary. The particular shape of its fruit, in fact, remembered the part that is created by the union of two circles, thus going to symbolize the nature of Christ, placed simultaneously between 2 different worlds and natures.

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