If pistachios hit the 1 billion-pound milestone between 2018 to 2020, the U.S. commercial pistachio industry would have matured from its first plantings in Chico, Calif., to a 1-billion-pounder crop in a little more than 30 years.
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Andy Anzaldo, Paramount Farms International’s general manager of grower relations, predicts the U.S. pistachio industry could achieve a one-billion-pound crop by 2020.</p>
Paramount's Andy Anzaldo says California pistachio acreage could total more than 260,000 acres next year.</p>
There's a whole lot of shaking underway in western pistachio orchards this fall.</p>
Collecting the 2012 pistachio crop.</p>
California pistachio yields usually average 3,000 to 4,000 pounds per acre.</p>
Gathering pistachios at harvest.</p>