The macadamia is native to Australia and has been grown in California continuously since 1879 (Arpaia 1994). In addition to the commercial growers, macadamias make excellent back yard trees, are beautiful as landscaping, and can be grown in tubs on your patio. There will be a great opportunity for all that are interested to learn about growing macadamia nuts in California.
The University of California Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the California Macadamia Society and the Gold Crown Macadamia Association will hold their Annual Field Day on Saturday 26 September 2015, 8:45 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at the home of Jim and Jane Zeimantz, 3410 Alta Vista Drive, Fallbrook, California. There will be classes on topics relevant to the current macadamia industry, with plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions, both general in nature and about the specifics of your operations. We will also be serving a continental breakfast and a delicious lunch. Please plan to join us for a fun and information filled day.
Cost: $20.00 per person with pre-registration, $25.00 at the event. That includes a continental breakfast and delicious lunch.
Contact Person: Jim Russell, (760) 728-8081 e-mail russellfarms@Roadrunner.com
Visit www.macnuts.org/fieldday.htm for a registration form.
The California Macadamia Society has members all over the world.
The Objectives of the California Macadamia Society are:
To furnish authoritative and timely information on Macadamia culture.
To assist growers with harvesting and marketing data.
To advise nurserymen on varieties and propagation.
To encourage the University to assist the industry with research.
To formulate policies, where indicated, for presentation to the state legislature.
The Objectives of the California Macadamia Association are:
To assure a reliable market to our growers.
To provide the highest return to our growers for nuts delivered.
To explore new and developing markets for macadamia nuts.
From I-5 take exit 54a (east) onto Ca-76, Pala Road. Go 13.5 miles and turn left (north) onto Via Monserate. Go 1.3 miles and turn right on Alta Vista Drive. Go 1 mile to 3410 Alta Vista Drive, on the right.
From I-15 take exit 46 (west) onto Ca-76, Pala Road. Go 3.4 miles and turn right (north) onto Via Monserate. Go 1.3 miles and turn right on Alta Vista Drive. Go 1 mile to 3410 Alta Vista Drive, on the right.
Arpaia, M.L. 1994. Macadamia situation for selected countries. California Macadamia Soc. Yearb. 40:27-30.