Pistachios: US crop exceeds 1 billion lbs for the first time

February 18, 2021 3:43 PM, Der AUDITOR
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SACRAMENTO. The US nut sector is booming: at least that's what this season's production results would suggest - if only it was not for the pandemic-related drop in demand.

On-year ensures record crop

For the first time in US pistachio growing history, more than 1 billion lbs of in-shell pistachios were harvested, representing approximately 472,696 mt and a 41% increase in production over last year, according to the Administrative Committee For Pistachios. More than 150,000 ha of pistachio plantations are currently bearing fruit, which is 12,800 ha or 9% more than in the 2019/2020 season. Since it is an on-year, the yield was also almost 30% higher than last year at 3.145 mt/ha. The coming crop should therefore be si

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