No bumper crop expected
California's almond trees are in full bloom, but development in the individual orchards varies considerably. Judging by the state of the buds a record production similar in size to last year is highly unlikely. Growers are, nevertheless, reckoning with a good crop. The weather will prove decisive for pollination over the next few weeks.
As Blue Diamond Almonds report many growers are delaying fungicide application since the orchards are in a good state and costs are to be kept as low as possible. Irrigation has also started to allow f