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Bryce Thornberg

Bryce Thornberg

Bryce Thornberg

Hurricane, Utah

The high desert climate of Southern Utah creates ideal conditions for producing an outstanding quality pistachio that is sweeter and distinctly greener than pistachios grown elsewhere. The climate and latitude in Southern Utah closely emulates the natural environment of the Middle East where pistachio trees originated.

Bryce Thornberg and his family have been growing pistachios in Utah for ten years. They sell their product in roadside stands and to businesses around Utah. Harmons carries these pistachios seasonally in our Produce departments.

The Thornberg's pistachio farming operation and production facilities are located in Hurricane, Utah. They farm 20 acres of trees, which adds up to 2,500 individual pistachio trees.

Pistachios grow in clusters similar to grapes. The hull of the pistachio is called the epicarp. It is about 1/16 of an inch thick and adheres tightly to the hard inner shell until the nut is ripe.Pistachios are known to lower cholesterol and are helpful for decreasing the risk of heart disease.