Category: In The Almond Orchard

More Rain Heading to California’s Almond Orchards

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report for February 26, 2014 Overcast skies could be found throughout the almond-growing region in California on Wednesday as the first of two storms forecast to sweep across the state came on shore. Light, scattered showers began early in the morning, accompanied by winds of...

Rain Forecasted for California’s Almond Orchards

 Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report for February 24, 2014 Weather conditions provided the fourth consecutive day of good support for the 2014 bloom, with clear skies and calm winds providing plenty of opportunities for the bees to work the fields. Almond orchards across the region are seeing the early...

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report for February 12, 2014

  Weather Fog covered much of the region on Wednesday. As the skies cleared in the afternoon, bee activity was reported at 5 to 7 hours depending on area reporting. Bud Development In the north, observers are reporting very deliberate progress in the pace of bud development in many...

Blue Diamond Almonds Boom Report – February 10, 2014

  This report covers conditions and observations made between Monday February 3 and Friday February 7, 2014. Wet weather made an encore appearance in the Sacramento Valley during the week as the first of a series of storms forecast to last through the coming weekend passed through the region. ...

Blue Diamond Almonds Bloom Report – February 3, 2014

First Signs of the 2014 California Almond Crop  Bloom … This report covers observations and conditions just prior to the start of the 2014 bloom. The next scheduled report will be posted on Friday, February 7, 2104. Abnormally dry conditions have dominated the winter months in the Sacramento Valley,...

Blue Diamond Almonds – Consolidated Almond Harvest Report

  This is the final report of the 2013 crop year, covering the conditions and observations made between Monday, September 30 and Sunday, October 27, 2013. The next report will be posted on or about Monday, February 3, 2014 prior to the start of the 2014 bloom. Clear, dry...

Blue Diamond Almonds – Harvest Report

This report covers conditions and observations made between Monday, September 2nd and Sunday September 29th, 2013. The seasonal transformation from summer to fall brought a sharp change in the regions weather. Maximum temperatures increased daily from the low to mid 80’s in the period’s opening days, reaching their peak...

Blue Diamond Almonds – Consolidated Almond Harvest Report

    September 3, 2013, Sacramento, California   This report covers conditions and observations made between Monday, August 5 and Sunday September 1, 2013. The next report is scheduled for Monday, September 30, 2013. However, in the event of any significant occurrences prior to that date, this site will...

Blue Diamond Almonds – Consolidated Almond Orchard Report

This report covers conditions and observations made between Monday, July 1 and Sunday August 4, 2013. The next report is scheduled for Monday, September 2, 2013. However, in the event of any significant occurrences prior to that date, this site will be updated as soon as possible. Continuing the...