Low groundwater quality
Thunderstorms, hail and heavy rains hit some California almond orchards hard in mid-March, but market players are confident that the actual loss should be limited. Due to the early development stage of the nuts at that time, the trees still had enough time to compensate for the loss, explain Blue Diamond Almonds' exporters. In particularly windy regions, individual trees are also said to have been uprooted, but these should not make any significant difference overall.
In the meantime, the young nuts have peeled out