Leaves like those of the common almond but more sharply toothed. Flowers bright pink, flushed deeper at the centre, about 2 in. across. Filaments of anthers deep pink. Shell of the stone both furrowed and pitted; kernels bitter. Rather earlier flowering than the common almond. It was raised around 1904 by Mr Pollard of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, and was originally grown as P. communis or P. amygdalus pollardii. F.C.C. February 9, 1935. A.G.M. 1937.