Blog Category: In the Orchard

Farmers are Doing the Mummy Shake to Prepare for Next Year’s Almond Crop

Halloween may be long gone, but mummies could be lurking in almond orchards – mummy nuts, that is! Mummy nuts are what almond farmers call the nuts that remain on the trees after harvest. The normally fuzzy, green outer hull darkens and… Read more

The Sights and Sounds of #AlmondHarvest 2018

Throughout this year’s almond harvest, our farmers and community have been posting on social media to take you behind the scenes to see the work being done to bring your favorite nut from orchard to table! Take a look…    … Read more

National Farmer’s Day: Celebrating California’s Almond Farmers

Today is National Farmer’s Day – a time to honor and thank farmers for all of their hard work year round growing the healthy, delicious foods we need and love! This day is celebrated in October at the end of harvest season, when… Read more

Good for You, Good for California

California is uniquely suited to growing almonds, and its farmers produce 80% of the world’s supply, supporting healthy, diverse diets – full of protein, fiber, and good fat – across the globe. While good for you, almonds are also good… Read more

From Orchard to Table: The California Almond Harvest Story

It’s the most wonderful – and the busiest – time of the year for the California Almond community! In a short window of time – mid-August to October – 80% of the world’s almonds are shook from the trees, swept into rows, picked up, and… Read more

The Almond Lifecycle: From Bloom to Snack Time

Almonds and the trees that grow them go through many stages in their annual lifecycle including dormancy during winter, the stunning bloom in February and March, “growing up” through the spring, and “cracking open” in summer. The year… Read more

Groundwater Recharge Update: Early Results Show No Negative Effect on the Trees

UC Water News published an interview with Dr. Helen Dahlke, an associate professor at UC Davis and Almond Board-funded researcher, in which she discusses her research on the feasibility of recharging underground aquifers by flooding almond… Read more

Dormant Trees, Busy Farmers

It’s winter time and harvest is over, but the work for California Almond farmers isn’t done. Like many other types of trees, almond orchards lose their leaves during winter and rest, a time known as dormancy. Once the leaves have fallen… Read more

Harvest Equipment Innovations Driving Dust Reduction

During this year’s harvest, Almond Board of California (ABC) hosted a side-by-side demonstration of innovative low-dust almond harvesting equipment.  Almond harvest involves a three-step process: shaking the nuts off the tree and… Read more

Almond Milk, from Orchard to Carton

Almond milk has proven to be a satisfying option for people who are looking to avoid lactose; eat fewer animal products or less soy; get less saturated fat and cholesterol, and, in the case of unsweetened almond milk, watch their calories… Read more