Taif, January 26, 2024, The enchanting spectacle of "Bajali" almond trees in the Bani Malik villages, nestled in the Maysan Governorate south of Taif, has unfolded with the arrival of spring. These almond trees, known for their magical beauty and fragrant blossoms, have begun flowering across the mountainous terrain, adorning the landscape with a canvas of white blooms.
Emerging from their winter hibernation, the Bajali almond trees typically start blooming from late January to early March. The exquisite white flowers transform into small fruits, encased in a hard shell and covered by a green membrane, steadily growing until June when the fruits ripen and become ready for consumption.
Renowned as deciduous nut fruit trees with low water requirements, Bajali almond trees thrive in the cold climate of the Bani Malik Mountains, producing abundant and delectable fruits. Each tree yields an estimated 100 to 150 kilograms per season, proving economically lucrative for local farmers.
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has captured the allure of the Bajali almond trees during the current winter season, emphasizing their environmental, cultural, economic, and touristic significance. These mountains have become a sought-after destination for tourists, adventurers, and hikers, drawn by the charm of the almond trees in full bloom.
Almond trees hold a special place in the hearts of locals, especially children and their parents, who actively preserve and propagate these trees on their mountain farms. This effort not only enhances the landscape but also aims to attract visitors and tourists seeking to revel in the splendor of the flowering season. Almond trees, thus, stand as an integral element of the Kingdom's natural wealth and cultural heritage.