Almond Shells

Almond shells, the hard part covering the almond kernel, are commonly used in Horticulture and Agriculture. One of the main uses is as animal bedding, and as a fuel source for power generation.

The Almond shell hardness depends entirely upon the variety of almond.

One of the varieties, the “Paper Shell”' is well known for the very soft and brittle shell.  The shells of this variety, grinded, are known to have been used as a potting medium in the past. I tried it myself many years ago as a media for my Cymbidiums; however, due to luck of experience I had no visible success.

The almond shells are clean, decompose slowly, do not store water, improve the air circulation, etc. If I had an almond tree, I will probably try them again.

Almond shells ready for sale.