‘Winters’ is a new almond [Prunus dulcis Miller (D.A. Webb)] cultivar from the breeding program of the University of California at Davis, Davis, CA. When used as a pollenizer for the normally self-incompatible almond, ‘Winters’ is fully crosscompatible with all currently planted California almond cultivars, including the heavily planted cultivar ‘Nonpareil’. ‘Winters’ shows very good bloom overlap with the economically important early ‘Nonpareil’ bloom. Trees have an upright and open architecture, which produce high yields of good-quality kernels suitable for either fresh market or processing. The name ‘Winters’ refers to the town of Winters, CA, which is the site of the University of California Wolfskill Experimental Orchards where the ‘Winters’ cultivar was initially tested.
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