Much like the peach the almond tree thrives in zones 5-9. Almond trees even grow a somewhat edible outer "husk" just like the peach. Although the prize of the almond tree is the almond itself and not the outer husk.
Again the bloom of the almond tree is quite remarkable and will be mistaken for an ornamental. During full bloom bees will be buzzing all around your almond and peach trees. If you are or know a beekeeper or bee enthusiast then you will want to grow an Almond tree in your backyard.
While certainly not as sweet and juicy as its relative the peach the almond is just as useful and delicious. Almonds store longer and can be added to baked goods or eaten raw out of hand. Almonds will ripen in early fall and can be stored and eaten all winter long.