Almond Quality

California produces more than 30 almond varieties, but over 95% of the production comes from 11 major varieties. These California Almond varieties  are grouped into three broad classifications ­— Nonpareil, California and Mission — for marketing purposes, based on distinguishing characteristics such as shape, size and “blanchability.”

The consistent quality of California Almonds is assured through research conducted by the Almond Board of California (ABC).