Almond trees affected by xylella. | J. Socies
One of Mallorca's most enchanting sights is that of the almond blossom. But it has been threatened for years because of a decrease in the number of trees. Foreign competition, especially that from California, and the Common Agricultural Policy have both been factors. In addition, and more recently, there has been the xylella pest. Over the past ten years, half of what had already become a dwindling crop has disappeared.