My husband Bruce, right, and his foreman, Juan Montano, are standing in a newly planted almond orchard near Davis, California. The varieties are Nonpareil, Wood Colony and Winters, and the first nut crop will be produced in 2020. Sierra Gold Nursery provided the trees, which are planted at a density of 132 trees per acre. The crew has been working hard to get all the trees in between the rains. Just remember that Northern California growers don’t say “almonds,” they say “am-ends” because during nut harvest they “knock the L out of ’em”!