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  1. 2020 Almond Crop - California in Harvest, Australia in Bloom

    As the 2019 almond season has come to a close, the 2020 almond season has begun and California's harvesting is in full swing, while Australia is in full bloom.  Check out the latest crop updates from our Olam Agronomists - Zac Ellis representing California and reporting on almond harvest, and Hein Van Kralingen representing Australia and reporting on almond bloom.

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  2. California in Bloom - Almond Update, Feb 2020

    When did full bloom occur?

    The Northern/Central Valley full bloom was on February 22nd and the Southern Valley bloom was on February 23rd   - earlier than anticipated.

    How is progression of the pollinator varieties vs Nonpareil?

    Depends on the pollinator, but Sonoras, Ne Plus and Avalons are way ahead of Nonpareils, whereas Montereys, Buttes and other hard-shell varieties were a couple days behind.

    How is the weather looking for the next 2 weeks?

    The weather looks favorable, while some rain is in the forecast...

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  3. Almond Dormancy & Bloom - An Interview with our Senior Agronomist

    Olam Farming, Inc. has almond orchards spanning California's Central Valley and our teams are working hard in the leadup to this year's almond bloom, which is rapidly approaching.  We took a moment to sit with our Senior Agronomist, Zac Ellis, to learn a bit more about dormancy, bloom, and all the work that goes on during this busy time of year.

     

    How has winter weather been, leading up to bloom?

    We had some good storms come in November and December, giving a fair bit of snowfall in the Sierras....

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