Separation of Blank Pistachio Nuts by Mechanical Harvesting
AuthorsJ. C. Crane
J. J. Dunning
Authors AffiliationsJulian C. Crane is Professor, Department of Pomology, University of California, Davis; James J. Dunning is Senior Editor. University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 29(11):6-7. DOI:10.3733/ca.v029n11p6. November 1975.
The pistachio nut tree (Pistacia Vera L.), which is native to the Mid-East and Central Asia, was introduced into California in the :arly part of this century. Commercial plantings were few and small inti1 the last several years, but -here are now over 1,000 acres in xoduction and about 23,000 acres will come into bearing in the next l to 4 years. The majority of the dantings are in Kern and Kings, ounties, with some over 2,000 icres in size.
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