Separation of Blank Pistachio Nuts by Mechanical Harvesting
J. C. Crane, University of California
J. J. Dunning, University of California
California Agriculture 29(11):6-7. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v029n11p6.
Julian C. Crane is Professor, Department of Pomology, University of California, Davis; James J. Dunning is Senior Editor. University of California, Davis.
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows:
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.