Effects of recent weather on California almonds & walnuts

Two of California’s most cherished nuts, almonds and walnuts, thrive under the state’s unique atmospheric conditions. Yet recent weather patterns threaten to frustrate the productivity of these crops. Almond trees bloom from mid-February to mid-March while walnuts bloom from April to May. Calm weather [...]

Higher almond production expected in 2018

Despite the freeze that hit during California’s almond bloom, 2018/19 production is forecast to increase slightly year over year, thanks to expanded acreage. Production is estimated at 2.30 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2017/18, while yield is seen falling 4 percent to 2,150 [...]

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