Medium-size, plump nut with a semi-hard and well-sealed shell. Expect upright and vigorous tree growth. Aldrich is a good productive variety. Terrific pollenizer with Nonpareil.


Unusually long bloom time –  about 7 days earlier and continues about 7 days longer than Nonpareil blooming.  Produces heavy yields of a sweet kernel with rare doubles.


Shakes easy and clean.  Blooms same as Nonpareil and harvests 10 days after Nonpareil.  Sweet, darker brown colored kernel with plump shape.


Medium-size to small and distinguishably plump nut (similar to Mission) with a semi-hard and well-sealed shell. Spreading and vigorous tree growth. A heavy producing variety.

Carmel Bro 2

Medium-size, elongated nut with a soft but well-sealed shell. The tree stands notably more upright than Nonpareil and grows to a medium size. Each of our mother trees has been tested for low bud failure potential. A heavy and early producer.


Good productivity in early years. The tree is upright, somewhat spreading, and vigorous. A prolonged bloom period starts 2 days before Nonpareil and blooms are very attractive to bees.


Nut is medium-size to small, ovate-shaped with a soft shell. Tree growth is characteristically upright and somewhat spreading. A late harvest variety and a heavy producer. Energetic pollenizer for Nonpareil.


Self-fertile almond variety.  Blooms same as Nonpareil, harvests 1 -2 days before.  Good producer, tree is somewhat low-vigor, compact.  No need for lots of bees!  


Consistent producer with a small, plump kernel.  Hard shell with a good seal and low worm damage.  Tree is large and upright, easy to train.  Blooms 6 days after Nonpareil and harvests 30 days after.


This elongated nut with a tendency for doubling has a soft and well-sealed shell. Tree growth is somewhat spreading and vigorous to a medium size.

Nonpareil 3-8-2-70

Somewhat flattened, large to medium-size nut with a characteristically “paper” thin and poorly-sealed shell. An upright tree growth spreading to a large size. We use strains of Nonpareil with extremely low incidence of bud failure. Each of our mother trees has been tested for low bud failure potential. Most sought-after almond variety in California.


Medium-size to small nut with a hard shell. Tree growth is upright and vigorous. Terrific producer with high yields.


Medium-size nut with an attractive, very hard shell. Tree is moderately upright and grows to a medium size. Primarily for in-shell market.
*Due to early bloom Peerless may be subject to frost damage.


A medium-size and plump nut with a “paper” thin shell. Tree grows upright and hardy to a medium size. Price has some tendency to alternate bear. Exceptional variety.


A self-fertile variety that is a heavy producer with one harvest.  Blooms same timing as Nonpareil and harvests slightly ahead.  Light colored and smooth, elongated kernel.


A large to medium-size nut with a “paper” thin shell. Its tree growth is slightly spreading to a medium size. Sonora may have a tendency to alternate bear.


(USPP #13286) [UC test selection 13-1] Nut is good quality with few doubles, twins or other distortions. The shell is thin and moderately sealed. Winters blooms during early Nonpareil bloom and its production is among the highest in the regional varietal trials. Nut quality is comparable and superior to Carmel. *Thin shell provides excellent crackouts, but has higher levels of ant and worm damage as compared to Nonpareil and Carmel.

Wood Colony

Medium-size, plump nut with a semi-soft and well-sealed shell. A moderately compact-sized tree, suitable for close plantings. A consistent, heavy producer with a prolonged bloom starting about 2 days after Nonpareil and harvests slightly more than two weeks after Nonpareil.

Almond Rootstocks

Bright’s Hybrid®#5, Hansen 536, Krymsk®#86 (AP-1cv) USPP#16272, Nemaguard, SG1®, Viking