Self-Fertile Almond Proving Popular

Taylor Hillman General, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops

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A breed of almond is proving to be beneficial to pollinators and could increase yields.

Self -Fertile Almond Proving Popular

Pollination and honey bees were a hot topic at the 2014 Almond Conference this month. Burchell Nursery in Fresno was showing attendees a variety of almond called Lone Star that is self-fertile. Ron Boone with Burchell Nursery says the self-fertile variety makes it easier for bees to pollinate, and the product is proving to be comparable to the standards.