The Navelli almond is grown along the strip of hills and valleys of the Navelli Plateau. This almond is medium-long, with a very hard shell and a delicious taste. It is not identified with any specific variety, as reproduction has always taken place by selecting the fruits of the best trees already growing in the area.
The almonds mature between the end of September and the beginning of October, and are thus a late-ripening variety. About 90% of production comprises sweet-tasting fruit and after shelling, yield is about 20-22 %.
The almond may be considered, to all intents and purposes, a traditional crop. The reason this type of crop is so widespread in the Navelli plain can be found in the need amongst the rural population who lived in the area in the past to integrate the almond with the existing crops, aware that the tree would give not only nuts but also wood, which was needed for the household.