Our fruit varieties


Walnut Barquesa (cov)

This new variety type Chandler presents an important qualitative evolution with a higher dominant size, extra quality of kernel, lower need of chilling hours than Chandler (600) and excellent productivity.

The strong vigor of BARQUESA does not penalize its quick fruit set.

Its late budburst period (LARA period, 5/6 days after FERBEL) limits the risk of spring frost in risk areas.

Intellectuel property

Breeder : Mr. François Vez



Port : semi upright

Vigour : strong

Flowering time

Pollinator : Flowering 4/5 days after FERBEL, 4 days before Chandler. Protandry variety to pollinate. 3-5% pollinators are recommended. It is essential to combine pollinators dispersed in staggered rows on the plantation to optimize production.


Maturity : 0j Ferbel (témoin)

Size : 85% of the fruits have a size bigger than 38 mm.Average weight of 20g

Organoleptic qualities : perfumed kernels of good taste quality

Shape : broad ovate, fruits type Chandler, medium prominence of pad on suture, medium length of tip.

Fruit skin colour : Smooth shell, medium thickness, and good resistance to handling.

Flesh colour : Extra light fleshy kernels, shiny with a majority of extra. Very good filling of the shell, easy to shell

Additional information :

It is important to ensure good pollination with late pollinators.

Very high productive potential estimated 5000kg/ha on 4th leafing.

Very high yield of kernels 45-50%.

100% fruiting on lateral branches, early fruit setting.

Barquesa is very well suited to drive on central leader and for hedge row plantations.

Easy to shell

Our suggestions

Almond Alaska (cov)

Maturity : -7j Lauranne®

Self fertile and soft shell almond

Variety with extra late flowering (a few days before Penta and Makako) and with an intermediate maturity (Ferragnes period).

High productivity

Percentage of kernel:

  • with full shell:53%
  •  with only inner shell: 62%

Almond Independence®

Maturity : -25j Lauranne®

Self compatible variety, with sweet and flavoursome organoleptic qualities and a very high productivity in all regions.

Most planted variety in the USA.

Low alternate bearing.

Walnut Barona (cov)

Maturity : -5j Ferbel (témoin)

Its « extraordinary » average size, number of fruit per inflorescence, ease to pollinate and type of fruiting make Barona an exceptional and innovative variety in the current range.

This characteristic allow Barona to establish itself in cultivation areas where traditional varieties are not productive enough and to extend the production area.

This new variety is intended for areas with little frost and behaves very well in areas with medium chilling unit (~ 500h cold below 7.2ºC). Very good behavior in the south of Portugal.

Almond Florida (cov)

Maturity : -30j Lauranne®

Self fertile and soft shell almond.

Flowering time is early (same as Nonpareil or Marcona), and the maturity period is extra early (few days before Antoñeta).

High yield.

Percentage of kernel :

  • with the whole shell : 48%
  • with the inner shell only : 61%

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