It sounds nuts and it is - a plan to grow eco-friendly almonds in the Hawke's Bay.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is funding $67,000 for a feasiblility study to see if the crop be grown sustainably in the region.
The project is also being supported by local government and nut spread company Picot Productions.
The goal is for cattle and sheep farmers to use some of their land to plant almonds.
Hawke’s Bay grower Tony Kuklinski has really paved the way for this trial after basically stumbling across a couple of trees and eventually working out they were almonds.