Burchell Nursery In the News

Fruit trees re-routed because of coronavirus closures will replant burn scar

Camille von Kaenel / Corps Member, Report for America / Enterprise-Record
May 2, 2020

A fruit tree delivery halted by coronavirus-related closures turned into a free giveaway in Magalia on Friday morning to help residents replant trees burned by the Camp Fire.

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Shasta Self Compatible Variety sales reach 1 million trees

Paul Ewing / Dennis Soares
February 13, 2018

The 1 million trees reported by Ron Boone of Burchell Nursery, is already enough to produce approximately 20 million lbs. of almonds per season when these trees reach maturity.

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Optimizing Production a Nursery Focus

Ed Attanasio
September 16, 2016

It’s rare to find an agriculture nursery that also breeds and researches variety and rootstock combinations. A longtime Central Valley nursery does just that, focusing on optimizing production. Most growers are familiar with Burchell Nursery, located in Fresno County. Product development and plant breeder John Slaughter said his company takes many things into consideration with its trials at the nursery.

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The Burchell Nursery Takes on Enormous Project with the Help of Agra Tech

Ed Attanasio
April 4, 2017

By embarking on an ambitious three-phase project consisting of a screen house, a head house and a greenhouse for insect exclusion and a standalone propagation house in conjunction with Agra Tech, Inc., the Burchell Nursery is poised to start a new chapter in almond and citrus tree production.

The story of growth at Burchell Nursery is astounding and takes place in both Fowler and Oakdale, CA.  Since its inception in 1942, the operation has grown from 10,000 trees annually to over 3 million; 1.5 acres to more than 1,000; and from 5,000 square feet of greenhouse space to more than 130,000. This third-generation company is literally growing in front of our eyes and now their current project is taking them to a whole new level.

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Nurseryman Runs Boston Marathon Again “Boston Strong”

By Tom Burchell
for Growing Produce

May 1, 2014

Editor’s Note: While reading a story last week about the previous day’s Boston Marathon in the Modesto (CA) Bee newspaper, we were surprised to see that a local man, Tom Burchell of Oakdale, had finished with a most respectable 3:33. We wondered if he could be the Burchell from Burchell Nursery, so we texted him, and sure enough, he was one and the same. We asked for a report on the race, but Tom asked if he could wait a week because he had something else to do. Little did we know that he was about to fly across country, back to California, but rather than return home, Burchell was in for a rare, and from the outside, sadomasochistic double dip — another marathon. The following is the report Burchell wrote just before running the Big Sur Marathon this past Sunday, a report that begins with a look back at his 2013 experience when the bombs went off.

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Stanislaus sees huge increase in almond orchards as demand soars

By J.N. Sbranti (Modesto Bee)
July 27, 2013

Stanislaus sees huge increase in almond orchards as demand soars

Scholarship / Award

Burchell Nursery
April 25, 2013

Tom and Bill Burchell awarding the Burchell Nursery Outstanding Leadership Scholarship/Award

BNI on World’s Greatest

World’s Greatest
February 15, 2013

Click the link below to see Burhcell Nursery featured on the World’s Greatest TV show.


New almond variety rivals popular nonpareil

Vicky Boyd
November 15, 2012

Oakdale, Calif.-based Burchell Nursery Inc. has released the Supareil almond variety, which looks similar to nonpareil—the most widely planted almond in California.