Meet Our Growers

Throughout California, Arizona and New Mexico, there are families who grow pistachios. Their livelihoods depend on Mother Nature and their ability to work with her. They’re involved in their communities and work diligently toward a sustainable future in farming. With a constant eye on the weather and another on the crop, these folks all have one thing in common—they love what they do.

Check in occasionally as we add growers to our American Pistachio Growers photo album, and welcome to the farm!


Our Growers

  • Thom and Dottie Dille - Lincoln, CA

    Thom Dille is the current chairman of APG’s Board of Directors and has been in the pistachio business as a grower and processors for over 10 years.

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  • The Wilkinson Family - Delano, CA

    Larry Wilkinson’s grandmother, Janie Poonian, began farming in the mid-1980’s in Delano. She taught him to farm and he carried on their family pistachio tradition. He now farms with his wife, Lorie and their five children (soon to be six).

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  • Patti and Brian Watte - Tulare, CA

    In 2000, they planted their first pistachios and now have over 310 total acres. Brian and his wife, Patti, live in Tulare, California.

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  • The Fiddyment Family - Northeast Kern County, CA

    David Fiddyment was a pioneer in the American pistachio industry, with his first orchard in Roseville, California. For many years pistachio growers used processing technology that was invented by him.

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