Skip to comments.With almonds' rising revenues, land values soar
Posted on 01/13/2013 12:00:50 PM PST by thecodont
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Bill Enns, a central California real estate agent specializing in farmland, fields dozens of calls every week from potential buyers. Many want almond, pistachio or walnut orchards or any land suitable for growing nut trees.
California's almond industry, which grows about 80 percent of the global almond supply and 100 percent of the domestic supply, saw the most dramatic growth powered by strong demand from new money-spending middle classes in India and China. The growth has prompted a rush for almond-growing land and pushed almond land values through the roof.
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Pretty springtime picture at the link.
Thank goodness I have a good prep of almonds. Stocked up when they were on sale.
The Chinese have also developed a taste for pecans. That has really raised the cost of pecans in Texas.
I just ate a handful of oily salted Spanish almonds. I got hooked on them while in the Canary Islands.
In their natural state, wild almonds are mostly poisonous. It is a mutation that made them edible.
A lot of nuts in FResno. lol
Having mechanized havesting has no doubt helped by making the crop more profitable. Cheers for almonds.
< California joke >
"Here we grow "a'monds."
"Why is there no "L"?"
"'Cause when you knock them off the tree, you shake the "L" out of them."
< / California joke >
Very rich Leftists based out of Los Angeles.
I’ve heard that someone who has swallowed cyanide has a breath that smells of almonds. On another note, IIRC, I have seen many photos of almond groves gone to dust because of water shortages caused by the EPA, BLM, and little tiny snail darters. Am I correct?
Commercial? Possibly, but I doubt it. There are some grown in Texas. I have 2 young trees in my orchard. And they are grown in South Texas. But CA has long been the state of fruits & nuts, not necessarily talking about trees.
Thanks, we need a reason to laugh right now.
Actually, it was taken in the middle of winter..
Almost looks like a dogwood.
I don't care if it is legal or "open minded."
I just think it is stupid for Americans to keep handing over the country to foreigners who hate our guts.
They aren’t buying the land, they are buying the almonds. Increasing demand for almonds, esp. in India and China are spurring the increases in farmland value suitable for growing almonds.
Apparently, not everyone can smell it.
Toss a rope over the limb of an a’mond tree and hang the jokester.
Must have been a very long time ago, they are mentioned in Genesis and other books of the O.T.
I don't know why it's mentioned as though it's not a nut (separately):
a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds
Unless they have solved the rootstock problem, there isn't any commercial production of note in South Texas. Almond trees thrive, right up to yhe day they get cotton root rot, and die. Good luck with yours -- I've had some viniferera grapes for about seven years, and they have dodged cotton root rot and pierce's disease so far.
Pretty pictures. Thanks for the link!
Topguard through a T-band, which dispersed the material along the furrow wall. Its that application method thats labeled by EPA.
The label also calls for 1 pint to 2 pints per acre and no more than one application per year.
For Texas cotton growers the old chemical works.
We have cotton root rot. It make kill the trees in the future, but so far OK. Have been told the same thing about apple trees here.
We will see.
Jared Diamond wrote of this in his books, which is where I learned it.
The almond is native to the Mediterranean climate region of the Middle East, eastward as far as the Indus. It was spread by humans in ancient times along the shores of the Mediterranean into northern Africa and southern Europe and more recently transported to other parts of the world, notably California, United States.
The wild form of domesticated almond grows in parts of the Levant; almonds must first have been taken into cultivation in this region. The fruit of the wild forms contains the glycoside amygdalin, "which becomes transformed into deadly prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide) after crushing, chewing, or any other injury to the seed."notably California, United States.
Almond is considered to be one of the earliest domesticated tree nuts. Wild almonds are bitter, its kernel produces deadly cyanide upon mechanical handling, and eating even a few dozen at one sitting can be fatal. Selection of the sweet type, from the many bitter type in wild, marked the beginning of almond domestication. How man selected the sweet type remains a mystery. It is unclear as to which wild ancestor of almond created the domesticated variety. Ladizinsky suggests the taxon Amygdalus fenzliana (Fritsch) Lipsky is the most likely wild ancestor of almond in part because it is native of Armenia and western Azerbaijan where almond was apparently domesticated.notably California, United States.
While wild almond varieties are toxic, domesticated almonds are not; Jared Diamond argues that a common genetic mutation causes an absence of glycoside amygdalin, and this mutant was grown by early farmers, "at first unintentionally in the garbage heaps, and later intentionally in their orchards". Zohary and Hopf believe that almonds were one of the earliest domesticated fruit trees due to "the ability of the grower to raise attractive almonds from seed. Thus, in spite of the fact that this plant does not lend itself to propagation from suckers or from cuttings, it could have been domesticated even before the introduction of grafting". notably California, United States.
Domesticated almonds appear in the Early Bronze Age (30002000 BC) such as the archaeological sites of Numeria (Jordan), or possibly a little earlier. Another well-known archaeological example of the almond is the fruit found in Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt (c. 1325 BC), probably imported from the Levant. Of the European countries that the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh reported as cultivating almonds, Germany is the northernmost, though the domesticated form can be found as far north as Iceland.
Thanks, that was interesting and informative. I enjoy reading stuff like that. I guess I’m kind of a nerd at heart.
One more bible reference:
And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.