Almond blossoms have taken over the city of Tracy, just an hour away from San Francisco! The last week of February is peak bloom for these beautiful white and pink blossoms, so now’s the time to drive out and get a glimpse for yourself.
The best spot to visit is W Schulte Road, which is lined with countless flowering almond trees.
According to an article from The Tracy Press, visitors can park on the shoulders of rural roads and snap pictures from there. Visitors are asked not to set foot in the almond orchards.
Every year, over 1 million acres of almond orchards across California bloom from mid-February to early or mid-March. In March, when the petals fall to create a bright white blanket, the phenomenon is known as “valley snow.”
California produces 80% of the world’s almonds, and a mature tree can produce nuts for up to 25 years. Learn more about California almonds from the Almond Board of California.
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