By: ray.perry : April 03, 2012

This month we are working on making our operation more efficient, both economically and environmentally. We are taking/analyzing water samples and soil samples in March and April to better understand the soil structure and nutrient needs of the pistachio trees.

By: ray.perry : March 19, 2012

Hello again everyone! We are officially in the doldrums: the meaty part of our 7 month-long training year leading up to the Olympic Games. We are less than 150 days from the opening ceremonies, and the sense of urgency and anticipation is starting to grow.

By: ray.perry : March 06, 2012

I love the combination of fragrant lemon peel and salty pistachios mixed into the barely sweet biscuit of this cookie recipe.

By: ray.perry : February 20, 2012

I’m writing to you from sunny Southern California having just begun the 2012 Holiday Cup! This week our team is competing in a friendly set of games matching up against our old foe Canada, as well as Greece, and finally the current European Champions, Italy.

By: ray.perry : February 20, 2012

I am very excited about the 2012 pistachio year on our farm. We are using a new automation system (the first and currently only of its kind in the US) that will allow us to turn our valves, pumps, and filters on and off automatically; it will also enable us to write schedules that should help our efficiency and our productivity. I have taken a few pictures that show a pole that transmits a signal above our canopy and another picture of the valve box.

By: ray.perry : February 11, 2012

Pesto is a simple and versatile sauce that anyone can master. It can be used to toss with pasta, spooned over tomatoes for a simple salad or as a topping for meat, fish or poultry. I even like it as a sophisticated dip for fresh veggies.

By: ray.perry : January 26, 2012

Apologies for the long break from the blogosphere—our teams have been incredibly busy over the holidays and the first weeks of the New Year.

By: ray.perry : December 12, 2011

Greetings water polo fans and pistachio lovers! I am so excited for my introductory blog with American Pistachios! In the midst of the holiday season, I couldn’t think of a more thrilling time to begin logging our journey as 2011 comes to a close and we look forward to 2012, the Olympic Year!

By: ray.perry : December 09, 2011

Hi everyone! My name is Peter Varellas and I'm a member of the USA Men's National Water Polo Team. I'll be writing updates on all of our training, competitions, and other adventures during the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London!


Pest Control & Plant Nutrition

As any hobby gardener knows, plants need proper nutrition and harmful pests must be controlled. American Pistachio Growers are very invested in research with leading universities, partnering to constantly improve both the quality of their product and the environment in which we live.