I have two Dwarf Russian Almonds and I just adore these plants! I live in a zone 3-4 in Montana and we get extremely limited rainfall in the summer. My almonds have been in the ground for 4 years now and each year in early June they turn pink and heady with blossoms. They also have been producing more almonds than I had anticipated. About 80% of the nuts are sweet, with the remainder too bitter to risk. The nuts themselves are puny, but again, where we live, any food cultivated to fruition is considered a miracle. And I think their flavor is lovely—subtle and sophisticated. After 4 years the bushes are less than 5’ tall and about 5’ wide.
These were purchased at our local landscape guru https://cashmannursery.com
I would give these little gems a try, if you live in a climate that is less than ideal for nut growing.