Almonds: flowering period comes to an end

March 10, 2022 12:14 PM, Der AUDITOR
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SACRAMENTO/MADRID. In the Californian growing areas, the flowering phase is slowly coming to an end. The damage caused by the frosty temperatures has not yet been determined in detail.

Growers were confident

Recently, frosty temperatures had a firm grip on California's almond orchards. Now, however, the days are warm and sunny again and farmers are surveying the potential losses. According to experts from Blue Diamond Almonds, the central and southern regions have suffered varying degrees of damage. In the more northerly growing regions, producers in colder areas are even reporting some total failures. How this will affect the crop, however, cannot yet be conclusively assessed. The formation of the fruit set is a good indicator of the expected yield. In California, the almond trees flower with some delay depending on the region, so that in some places the flowering period was virtually over when the frost started, while in other areas the trees were just experiencing the peak phase of flowering.

Prices remain stable

In the European spot market, prices for US almonds had recently increased. For California, SSR, 23/25, blanched, offers are at EUR 5.30/kg FCA Spain and Butte/Padre, SSR, 27/30, natural are trading at EUR 4.50/kg FCA. Meanwhile, Spanish almond prices are largely stable. Valencia, 12/14 mm, natural were last at a level of EUR 4.25/kg FCA Spain.




Valencia, 12/14 mm, natural, Spain


Valencia, +14 mm, natural, Spain


California, SSR, 23/25, blanched, USA


Butte/Padre, SSR, 27/30, natural, USA


Butte/Padre, SSR, 27/30, blanched, USA


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