Zinke Orchards almonds are grown in Chowchilla California a small farming community in California's Central Valley. We prefer beneficial insects over the use of chemicals to protect our trees from pests therefore we only spray our nuts with chemicals when it is absolutely necessary.

After harvesting, particular care is taken in the processing and roasting systems to keep our almonds from chipping and losing their natural, subtle fresh almond taste.

We do not sell our almonds on amazon.com. If you wish to purchase almonds, please call our main phone number at (559) 665-2909.

Zinke Almonds only uses conventional almonds. We grow and sell three varieties of almonds; Nonpareil Almonds,Tokyo Almonds, and Butte Almonds.

Nonpareil Almonds
Nonpareil is French for "having no equal." They really do have a flavor and aroma that has no equal. They were created in 1879 by A. T. Hatch, in Suisun California. They were among the first almond varieties created in California and have proved themselves successful from the beginning. Nonpareils are considered to be the most important almond variety in California because of their continually high market demand, probably due to their flavor. We use nonpareil almonds in all of our whole natural almond products.

Tokyo Almonds
A smaller, flatter and darker almond variety, the Tokyo packs a big taste. The Tokyo has a little sharper taste than Nonpareil probably due to being harvested later in the year. These almonds are used more as whole nuts in more expensive chocolate candy and pastries where whole nuts are called for. We use the Tokyo Almond for our Garlic Onion, Hickory Smoked and Sea Salt Flavor almonds.

Butte Almonds
A small round shaped almond. We use the Butte Almonds in our Aspen Mint and Milk Chocolate flavored almonds. Butte Almonds have an intense toasted flavor after our dry roasting process.