Walnuts: smaller crops in the USA and Chile

June 9, 2021 12:13 PM, Der AUDITOR
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SACRAMENTO/SANTIAGO. The US achieved a record walnut production of just over 707,000 mt in 2020, but a repeat of this is not to be expected for 2021. Chile's crop estimates were also reduced.

Hit by night frosts and the reduced cultivation due to the removal of old, hardly yielding trees, a lower crop result is to be expected in the US. Meanwhile, while walnuts are not typically nuts that follow an alternating cycle with "on-year" and "off-year", it would be surprising if, after last year's high-yielding year, the trees could also muster similar energy in 2021 without needing a "recovery year". Rabobank experts had given a possible average yield of 666,780 mt in their calculation at the end of May. Chile's walnut production was also reduced by other experts to 130,000 mt, o

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