ALMOND BLOSSOM With a sunshine duration of over 1800 hours a year, the area around the German Wine Route is the warmest region in Germany, allowing the cultivation of crops such as figs, lemons, and kiwifruit not seen elsewhere in Germany. The German Wine Route is also famous for its almond blossoms, painting the whole region in pink and white colours around the beginning of March. The characteristic plant for this region is the vine, almost exclusively covering the landscape. Imported in Roman times, vines have ideal growing conditions: warm climate, minimum condensation due to the protective Palatinate Forest in the west, and attenuation of frost in the autumn due to the hillside location that benefits the outflow of cold air masses. bron : Wikipedia