NASS 2018 California Almond Acreage Report

April 25th, 2018

Bill Morecraft
Senior Vice President


The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported today that California’s 2017 almond acreage is estimated at 1,330,000 acres, up 7 percent from the 2016 acreage of 1,240,000. Of the total acreage for 2017, 1,000,000 acres were bearing and 330,000 acres were non-bearing. Preliminary bearing acreage for 2018 was estimated at 1,070,000 acres.

Assuming a 3-4% level for bearing acreage replacement, the 1,070,000 bearing acres estimate appears to be a reasonable middle point.

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

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