Everything is coming up almonds in Son Servera
It's almond blossom time in Mallorca. The millions of almond trees all across the island are in bloom giving Mallorca a pinky-white, snow covered appearance. Beautiful as it is, the almond trees have a much more important role than just aesthetic appeal as they produce what are reputedly the best almonds in the world, with their fame and reputation going before them!
The warm dry Mediterranean climate here means that the almonds themselves have a much higher fat content (in a good way) than almonds from other places and have a flavour all of their own. They are eaten roasted or salted, and also used to make milk, flour, soap, cosmetics, perfume, candles, and my favourite – almond liqueur!
To celebrate the almond's use and versatility, there's a special fair on next week in Son Servera where all the products are grown and made in Mallorca using traditional artisanal methods. The Almond Blossom Fair takes place on Sunday 7th February from 09:30 until 14:00. It's being held in a wonderful setting, the grounds of a 13th century manor house, Ca s'Herau near the centre of the village and is absolutely free to get in.
Why not pop in and purchase some nice gifts or souvenirs of your trip to Mallorca?