Almond trees in the Central California region are in bloom as early as February. For the trees to be productive, at least two different varieties of almond trees among the thirty cultivated in California are planted in alternating rows. The multiple varieties can be distinguished on the Pléiades Neo image by variations in hue.
California is the largest almond producer in the world, 6,000 arborists produce about 80% of the world's almond production. World production has doubled since 2005, California's yardage as well.
In the spring, white crates are placed at the edge of the orchards. Nearly 20,000 hives are transported during flowering because the region does not have enough bees to pollinate the 283,000 hectares of orchards.