have a mild natural sweetness and a smooth light colored skin that makes them enjoyable time after time. They are a large, relatively flat nut.
have a slightly stronger, nuttier flavor sometimes described as having an "Amaretto essence". The skin is darker and not as smooth, while also being longer and rounder.
Crunchy and fresh, we are currently growing these truly raw California almonds in two varieties: Nonpareil and Carmel. Many almond consumers are not aware that different almond varieties exist. An easy way to explain is to think of apples; apples come in all different varieties such as Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, etc, yet they are all apples. Below are pictures and a brief description of the two almond varieties we grow on our farm.
These almonds are grown utilizing a method called Integrated Pest Management (IPM), developed by the University of California, Davis. This philosophy of farm and crop management seeks to work with the nature as much as possible. Chemical applications are often avoided by using cultural methods that encourage natural predators to pests and minimize disease infestations. Only when necessary are treatments made, and even then we utilize the safest, mildest treatments possible. We take this very seriously as we live right in our orchards!
Nature’s delicious “power packed” snack; almonds are the most nutritionally dense nut. These fresh raw almonds are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and are an excellent source of mono- unsaturated fats which promote healthy cholesterol levels.