Varieties

Antoñeta

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Global Evaluation

It is a self-fertile variety. It has a late blooming and an early maturation period. It shows certain resistance to cold weather. It is very productive. It tends to drop if the harvest is delayed. It shows resistance to almond red leaf blotch. It is a big almond.

Comercial features

Origin: It was obtained by the CEBAS of Murcia by crossing “Ferragnes” and “Tuono”
Shape of the almond: heart-shaped round
Kernel size: medium (1.5 g)
Cracking performance: 35%.
Consistency of the shell: hard.
Percentage of double kernels: without doubles
Kernel aspect: attractive, light brown integument
Taste: pleasant.

Belona

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Global Evaluation

It is a very productive a self-fertile variety. It has a late blooming and offers certain resistance to frosts. Its kernels are of good quality and it can substitute “Marcona” in commercial terms.

Commercial Features

Origin: It was obtained in the CITA of Aragón as an alternative to Marcona
Shape of the almond: heart- shaped
Kernel size: medium (1.3 g)
Cracking performance: 27-35%
Consistency of the shell: hard
Percentage of double kernels: without doubles
Kernel aspect: very good (without the presence of grooves)
Taste: pleasant

Constantí

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Global Evaluation

It is a variety with a good productive capacity which is vigorous and well adapted to dryland farming. It has a late blooming and is a self-fertile variety with a good level of autogamy. It is easy to form and prune. It has a good fruit and tolerates the almond red leaf blotch but it is sensitive to “fusioccum”. In order to favour the cross-pollination, it can be associated with “Vairo” or other varieties with the same blooming season (“Glorieta”, “Francolí”, “Gurara”, etc.).

Commercial Features

Origin: It was obtained in the IRTA of Catalonia
Shape of the almond: round.
Kernel size: medium (1.2 g).
Cracking performance: 27 %.
Consistency of the shell: hard.
Percentage of double kernels: practically non-existent (1.1%)
Kernel aspect: attractive. It has a thin clear integument with some creases.
Taste: pleasant.

Ferragnes

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Global Evaluation

It is a productive easily adaptable variety and it has a late blooming. It is self-sterile and is pollinated with “Ferraduel” and other varieties with a late blooming. It is slightly sensitive to fungal diseases. It has become a variety with an agricultural and commercial interest. It is difficult to crack and its kernels, when they are peeled again, are easily split.

Commercial Features

Origin: It was obtained in the French INRA by means of crossing “Ai” x “Cristomorto”. It is a protected variety.
Shape of the almond: long amygdaloid
Kernel size: big
Cracking performance: 33%-37%
Consistency of the shell: semi-hard
Percentage of double kernels: without doubles
Kernel aspect: attractive.
Taste: pleasant

Garrigues

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Global Evaluation

It has a good productivity and medium vigour. It has an early blooming and is easy to collect.

Commercial Features

Origin: It is a traditional variety
Shape of the almond: round
Kernel size: medium
Cracking performance: 30 %.
Consistency of the shell: hard
Percentage of double kernels: without doubles
Kernel aspect: attractive, light brown colour, medium fat.
Taste: savoury

Guara

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Global Evaluation

It is a self-fertile variety with a late blooming and early ripening. It shows certain resistance to cold temperatures. It enters into production rapidly and is has a regular production. It is very sensible to almond red leaf botch. It is one of the most widely produced in the recent years.

Commercial Features

Origin: It has an unknown origin. It was selected and prepared by the SEA of Aragon.
Shape of the almond: heart-shaped amygdaloid
Kernel size: medium
Cracking performance: 30-34%
Consistency of the shell: hard
Percentage of double kernels: 10-20%
Kernel aspect: attractive.
Taste: defined

Largueta

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Global Evaluation

It is a self-incompatible variety which can be pollinated with “Ramilllete” and other varieties of the same blooming season. It has a late ripening and has a great commercial quality. Due to its early blooming, it presents productivity problems. It is not easy to trim and has an early blooming. IT IS IDEAL TO ROAST.

Commercial Features

Origin: It is a traditional variety but it has an uncertain origin. Probably, it comes from Huesca, Lérida or Tarragona.
Shape of the almond: elliptical amygdaloid- long pointed slightly flat.
Kernel size: medium
Cracking performance: 22-28 %.
Consistency of the shell: hard.
Percentage of double kernels: without doubles
Kernel aspect: attractive. - light brown integument
Taste: savoury

Marcona

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Global Evaluation

It has a medium evaluation and is self-compatible. It can be pollinated with “Doble Fina”, Blanquerna”, “Carreró” and has a late ripening which requires cross pollination. It is demanding when trimming. It is moderately sensible to almond red leaf blotch. It is a very productive variety if it is treated suitably. It has a medium vigour and it is a model variety due to its almond quality, which grants it a great commercial value.

Commercial Features

Origin: It is a traditional variety which comes from the Spanish eastern areas, probably from Alicante
Shape of the almond: homogenous round shape
Kernel size: medium-big
Cracking performance: (20%-27%)
Consistency of the shell: hard.
Percentage of double kernels: practically without doubles, excepting for seasons where the almonds have a big size
Kernel aspect: attractive.
Taste: very savoury

Mardía

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Global Evaluation

It is a self-fertile variety with an extra-late blooming, between 15 and 20 days, after “Guara”. It is resistant to fungal diseases and has a limited production.

Commercial Features

Origin: It was obtained by the CITA of Aragón
Shape of the almond: heart-shaped
Kernel size: medium (1.20 g)
Cracking performance: 24%
Consistency of the shell: hard
Percentage of double kernels: without doubles
Kernel aspect: very good
Taste: very pleasant

Marinada

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Global Evaluation

It has an excellent productive capacity and earliness regarding its entry into production.
It has a very late blooming and is self-fertile with a good level of autogamous production.
It is easy to form and trim. It has a good fruit and is resistant to “fusioccum”. In order to favour the cross-pollination, it can be associated with “Tarrraco”. The combination of these varieties, both presenting anearliness in entering into production and a moderate vigour, can be interesting to carry out plantings with a more reduced area than usual.

Commercial Features

Origin: It was obtained by the IRTA of Catalonia
Shape of the almond: heart-shaped
Kernel size: medium (1.3 g).
Cracking performance: 31 %.
Consistency of the shell: hard.
Percentage of double kernels: without doubles
Kernel aspect: attractive. Unwrinkled light integument.
Taste: pleasant

Penta

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Global Evaluation

It is a self-compatible very productive variety with an extra-late blooming and early ripening, grown in the areas where the varieties with the same blooming season as “Ferragnes”, “Guara”, “Antoñeta” or Marta usually congeal.

Commercial Features

Origin: It was obtained by the CEBAS of Murcia
Shape of the almond: elliptical amygdaloid long
Kernel size: medium-small (1 g)
Cracking performance: 27 %.
Consistency of the shell: hard.
Percentage of double kernels: without doubles
Kernel aspect: attractive. - Light brown integument
Taste: pleasant. Very sweet

Soleta

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Global Evaluation

It is a very productive and self-fertile variety with a late blooming. It presents certain resistance to frosts. Its kernel has a very good quality and it is sometimes used to substitute commercially “Desmayo Largueta” although it does not present the virtues for roasting.

Commercial Features

Origin: It was obtained by the CITA of Aragon as an alternative to “Largueta”
Shape of the almond: elliptical
Kernel size: medium (1,27 g).
Cracking performance: 27-35%
Consistency of the shell: hard.
Percentage of double kernels: without doubles
Kernel aspect: good
Taste: pleasant

Vairo

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Global Evaluation

It has an excellent productive capacity and a noticeable intensity of fruition and vigour.
It is self-fertile (good level of autogamy) and has a late blooming. Its tree is easy to form and trim.
It has a good fruit and is resistant to almond red leaf blotch and “fusioccum”. In order to favour the cross pollination, it can be associated with “Constatí” or other varieties with a similar blooming season.

Commercial Features

Origin: It was obtained by the IRTA of Catalonia
Shape of the almond: cordiform amygdaloid
Kernel size: medium (1,2 g).
Cracking performance: 29 %.
Consistency of the shell: hard.
Percentage of double kernels: without doubles (0,1 %).
Kernel aspect: attractive. Unwrinkled thin light brown integument.
Taste: pleasant