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The mighty pistachio


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The genus Pistacia is a member of the family Anacardiaceae. It is native to the Near East and Western Asia. It has been an important crop for the Mediterranean area for more than 3500 years. It is a dioecious evergreen with small apetalous flowers. The fruit is a drupe and the seed within the shell is a pistachio nut.


Click the link to be directed to GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) to view crop information on the Pistachio collection. To view a list of the Pistacia accessions, browse through the list of holdings at the Davis Repository on the GRIN website.

Questions about our pistachio collection can be directed to Malli Aradhya


Links to non-federal pistachio related sites:


California Rare Fruit Growers

Purdue Horticulture Department

Eagle Ranch Pistachios

California Pistachio Commission


Some information for this page was obtained from: Evolution of Crop Plants. N. W. Simmonds. Longman Group Limited. London and New York. 1976


 Crop Pages

Actinidia (kiwifruit)   Diospyros (persimmon)   Ficus (fig)    Juglans (walnut)   Olea (olives)   Morus (mulberry)   Pistacia (pistachio)   Prunus (peach, plum, apricot, cherry, almond, and related species)   Punica (pomegranate)   Vitis (grape) 


GRIN Accession Query


Last Modified: 10/17/2012
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