In recent years trends on almond cultivation seem to change. New varieties have been presented as well as new plant systems.
Most of the new varieties come from Spain. State research institutes have invested in the development of new varieties of almonds in the past decades to improve the disadvantages of older varieties. The reduced production due to the lack of self-fertility characteristics as well as the early flowering and susceptibility to diseases have led to the creation of new varieties such as Soleta and Isabellona, which are rapidly replacing old farms.
Reducing crop costs was a key goal of new crop systems.
Industrialized systems tested on other species (olive, vines, etc.) found perfect application in almond cultivation. The hard shell of the fruit and the possibility of growing in “production wall” system made it possible to produce large yields at a very low cultivation cost. The new self-fertile varieties, increased production of the new systems even more.
Our nursery, in order to improve the experience of the producers in this new trends, installed the new varieties in this new system in a privately owned experimental field in Aeginio Pieria. The results were extremely impressive, as in the second year, the almond tree production reached 1000 kilos of nuts per hectare. Even more so, the image of the trees in the third year is just as impressive. We await to present you this Septmember’s production.