California almonds find home in Russia

December 11, 2012 12:21:49 AM PST
Russia now gets more than 90-percent of almonds for its confectionary industry from the United States -- most of them come from California.

The number is fairly high since U.S. almonds didn't get into the Russian market until 2005. Almonds exports to Russia reached $90-million this year.

California produces about 80-percent of the world's almonds.