Color/Appearance: Heartwood color can be highly variable, from a light olive green to an orangish or purplish brown, frequently with darker brown to black stripes. Pale yellow/gray sapwood is moderately wide and is demarcated from the heartwood. Similar to orchard-grown Claro Walnut, some sections of Pistachio can be found with graft lines present in the wood where the scion has been grafted onto the rootstock. Grain/Texture: Because of the small size of the tree, the grain tends to be wild or irregular, with bark inclusions also common.
Common Name(s): Pistachio
Scientific Name: Pistacia vera
Distribution: Native to Iran, also cultivated in the
Mediterranean and Middle East regions, and California
Tree Size: 20-30 ft (6-10 m) tall, 6-12 in (15-30 cm) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 54 lbs/ft3 (865 kg/m3)*