Orchard Development
TREE SELECTION & MANAGEMENT

TREE SELECTION & MANAGEMENT

Selecting almond varieties is not an easy task, as there is no such thing as a perfect one, but a choice almond growers must live with for a long time. Local conditions including soil type and condition, water quality, topography and climate must be considered when choosing varieties and rootstocks. Once almond varieties are selected, additional decisions must be made to determine tree spacing and orientation, and managing the orchard to optimize light interception.