NASS Almond Acreage Update

The USDA/NASS released their 2011 California almond acreage report on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

California’s 2011 almond acreage is estimated at 835,000 acres, up 1 percent from the 2010 acreage of 825,000. Of the total acreage for 2011, 760,000 acres were bearing and 75,000 acres were non-bearing. Preliminary bearing acreage for 2012 is estimated at 780,000 acres.

Nonpareil continued to be the leading variety, followed by Butte, Carmel, Monterey and Padre.