Tag: almond crop

Blue Diamond Almonds Industry Update

March 11, 2014 The February California Almond Industry Position Report was released yesterday. Shipments for February were 149.3 million lbs, bringing the YTD total to 1,219.3 million lbs. YTD shipments are 3.6% above last year on a supply that is up a similar amount. The U.S. market continues to...

California’s Almond Orchards Emerge From a Rainy Weekend

  Foggy, overcast skies and wet conditions typified the weather in the almond growing region on Monday. Owing to the moisture-laden air, temperatures were quite stable during the day, with morning lows reported in the upper 40’s and afternoon highs rising into the mid and upper 50’s, with warmest locations...

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...

North American Demand for Almonds Continues a Steady Drumbeat

 The Beat Goes On…. The pace of 2013 new crop commitments was brisk in January at 180 million lbs, with prices rising steadily throughout the month. With January shipments of 160.2 million lbs, YTD shipments continue to track 5% above the prior year. The 2013 crop is 68-69% committed...

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,...

Almonds are by far the greatest value in the category…..

By tree nut pricing standards, almonds are still cheap! Almond prices have increased more than any tree nut, but as the best tasting, most nutritious and versatile nut, almonds are by far the greatest value in the category. As part of our mission to maximize the return for each...