From the orchard to the huller to the processor, loads are always tagged and tracked.
A tool used to maximize efficiency while protecting product. Monitored piles are covered and fumigated.
Experienced staff combined with well-maintained machinery capable of excellent quality for both meats and inshell.
A dryer system to reduce hull moisture for easier hulling and better quality.
After blossoming in February almonds continue to grow and mature until early to mid-August at which time they are shaken from the trees. Approximately a week later after drying on the ground they are swept into rows, picked up and loaded into trailers to be delivered to the huller. The product is received into the system as field run and then designated to the stockpile or to run in the plant.
When going to the plant product is dumped from the trailers into the pit, from there it is taken by augers, elevators and conveyors through the cleaner to remove larger sticks, rocks and foreign material before being conveyed into bins. From the bins the almonds can be run through either the drier to further dry the hulls for easier hulling or run directly into the huller itself. The Almonds are run through various stages of rollers and screens to remove the outer hull and if desired further run to remove the outer shell. Product can be run into bulk trailers or into individual wooden boxes. The hulls and shells are shuttled across to the hull barn/piles and shell pile.
Product is then shipped out from the front office to processors. Hull and shell remain on the property for sale and distribution in the off season.