Almond Acreage Up Again

California’s 2013 bearing almond acreage reached 840,000 out of a total of 940,000 planted acres, according to a report by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released April 24. Total acreage was up by 1% from 2012 acreage. The report includes an estimate of bearing acreage for 2014 of 860,000 acres.

The report was prepared in cooperation with the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Pacific Regional Field Office.

As in past years, the Nonpareil variety led in number of acres, and the top counties for bearing acres were Kern, Fresno, Stanislaus, Merced and Madera, which together accounted for 74% of the total bearing acreage for 2013.

Read the full report for county-by-county almond acreage and additional information.