Almond Varieties


Susceptible to frost due to early bloom. Used as an in-shell product because of its attractive, light colored, hard shell. Tree is medium size with moderate to spreading growth. Easy to knock.




Paper-thin shell, small kernel, easy to knock. Tree is medium size and somewhat upright.




Hard shell with good seal. Kernel is small and plump (smaller than Mission). Tree is medium size, upright growth, similar to Mission.



Shasta® Self-fertile Almond BA2 var. (PP#28,466)

Introduced in 2015 by Burchell Nursery. Beautiful, light and smooth kernel. Monterey or Carmel type. Size 20/22 to 24/25 almonds/oz. Early, heavy production, with one harvest. High crack-out of 60–65%. Good for both shelled and in-shell use. Blooms with or slightly ahead of Nonpareil and harvests with or slightly ahead of Nonpareil.

$2.50 per tree royalty




University of California variety, introduced in 1983. Kernel is large and elongated. Tree is medium to large and somewhat spreading. High quality kernel with high market value.



Supareil (PP# 21,934)

An attractive, good flavored nut whose kernel shows promise of being blended with Nonpareil. It blooms with or slightly ahead of the Nonpareil. The new Supareil pollinates with Nonpareil and other various popular varieties and has shown compatibility with Mariana 26–24.
$1.00 per tree royalty



Winters (PP#13,286)

A new University of California variety that shows production promise in the north and south ends of the state. Blooms 2 to 3 days ahead of Nonpareil with good bloom overlap. Winters has been quite productive in Butte and Kern County regional variety trials. Appears to be susceptible to some Spring diseases and is not recommend to be planted where disease pressure is high. Winters harvests just before Carmel and has good quality kernels.
$0.75 per tree royalty



Wood Colony

Introduced in 1985 by Burchell Nursery. High production potential. Shell semi-soft with good seal. Kernel is medium size and plump. Tree is small and somewhat spreading like Carmel. Outstanding heavy production has been the hallmark of Wood Colony since its introduction in 1985. Prolonged bloom coincides with Carmel, but has a similar scaffold structure. Because of its compact size, the tree is suitable for close plantings. Wood Colony is successfully pollinated by varieties such as Carmel and Nonpareil.




USDA sef-fertile variety with similar bloom and harvest timing as Nonpareil. Intermediate tree vigor and growth habit is slightly weeping.

Bloom and harvest times are approximate and can vary due to climate, cultural practices, soil type etc.