When choosing what to plant it can seem difficult to understand what to choose. Each variety has its own characteristics with its inherent pros and cons. Different varieties do well in one area and not so well in another.
To start off the Beaumont (or 695) is the most common variety in South Africa with around 70% of all trees. The Beaumont has a good root system, a high yield but not the highest crack-out. It is a tough tree and a good base for any mac farm. It should bear fruit in 3-4 years after planting and create around 4 tons per Ha after 8-10 years. The A4 will take longer to produce nuts but the crack-out (size/quality) will be higher. The tonnage might be slightly lower than the Beaumont but the bottomline can still be better.