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Size, shape, and distinctions among exclusive ARO Pistachio varieties

Arya, Kalegoochi and Kerman are the three varieties of pistachios grown in our orchards at Orandi Ranch. A pistachio type is called long if the ratio of the length to the greatest diameter is more than 1.5; otherwise, it is called round. Here is a brief description of our three pistachio varieties: (1) Arya, (2) Kalegoochi, and (3) Kerman. In antiquity pistachios were of the long variety until approximately 70 years ago when the round-shaped pistachio was developed. Orandi pistachios grow amongst Arya pistachio trees. Orandi is the Iranian or Persian variety of round pistachio nut noted for having an appearance like a hazelnut. This photograph shows the primary female Orandi variety of pistachio trees in early spring, poised for development...

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ARO Pistachios Presents Pistachio-ology 101

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