Blue Diamond Almonds Crop Update – March 29th, 2021

March 30th, 2021

This report covers conditions and observations made between Friday March 12 and Sunday, March 28, 2021. The next scheduled report will be posted on Monday, April 26, 2021. In the event of any significant occurrences prior to that date, this site will be updated as soon as possible.

California almond growers endured a mixed bag of weather conditions during the latter half of March, with periods of bright, clear skies interrupted by blustery winds, rain and hail that was spread over many areas of the central valley. Daily maximum temperatures ranged from the low to mid 50’s to upper 60’s and lower 70’s during the period, reflecting the variable weather. Meanwhile, morning low temperatures dipped to chilly levels on many mornings, sparking concern as readings approached the freezing point. Fortunately, temperatures never made it to damaging levels, owing to either overnight light breezes or clouds that stabilized temperatures at safe values. Read more…