Kapareil: —A new small-kernel almond variety for confections
Dale E. Kester, University of California
California Agriculture 16(2):10-11. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v016n02p10.
Dale E. Kester is Associate Professor of Pomology, Department of Pomology, University of California, Davis;
Kapareil, a new small-kernel almond variety, may be the answer to demands of manufacturers of candy bars for smallsized nuts—an almond industry marketing problem that has existed for many years. Because of the need for such a variety, Kapareil is being released now by the California Agricultural Experiment Station for unrestricted propagation. The variety has consistently produced a high percentage of the desired sizes in different seasons, from different test plots. The tree shows promise of effective use in orchards although certain undesirable characteristics have been recognized. These and long-time productivity can best be analyzed with commercial plantings.