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Nonpareil (Conventional BR2020&2019)

Conventionally Grown

Most commercially grown variety, against which all others are compared.  Large nuts with thin shells that are and reveal a broad, flat kernel.  Adapted to most localities, this mid-season bloomer bears heavy and requires a pollinizer.  Best pollination comes from Ne Plus, Texas (Mission), and All in One.

Ripens in September.  Requires 400 hours annual chilling below 45°F.

Cold hardy to USDA Zone 8

  • Nut Category


  • Estimated Chilling Requirement

    400 hours below 45°F 

  • Bloom Timing

    mid February to early March

  • Harvest Timing

    late August

  • Approximate Harvest Dates

    August 28 to September 13

    (approximate for Fresno, CA area)

    Almond Maturity Chart

  • Shell

    paper shell, poorly sealed

  • Kernel Size & Shape

    medium size, flat, light color, sweet flavor, blanches well

  • Pollination

    pollenizer required: Aldrich, Carmel, Folsom, Fritz, Monterey or other

  • Tree Characteristics

    upright growth, then spreading to a large tree

  • Comments

    The most widely planted almond variety in California due to the quality of the nut; it sets the industry quality standard and commands top position in the market. Regular to heavy bearer, knocks well, easy to harvest, high crackout.

    Additional Notes

    Poorly sealed shell: kernel susceptible to insect damage.

2020 - Current stock is conventional bare root tree with 3/8" caliper on Nemaguard

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