Variety Selection


Among the many attributes growers must consider are:

  • Marketing potential
  • Bloom period
  • Insect and disease susceptibility
  • Field performance
  • Harvest timing

Additional Resources:

From 1996 to 2006, regional variety trials, sponsored by the Almond Board, were conducted by University of California Extension researchers to determine the attributes and performance of available varieties under different growing conditions. A new series of regional variety trials were planted in early 2014, with orchards in Chico, Salida and Chowchilla representing some of the variation seen within California’s almond-growing region. A number of varieties in these trials are self-compatible. The results of this ongoing research help growers determine the optimum varieties for their own individual needs and resources.