Stone fruit in California has been affected by a few adverse weather events this year. The earliest varieties for the fresh market are just starting to packed. Demand for the fruit should be good from the fresh and processed markets this season.
Tree fruit bloom continues in the Central Valley of California. Cold night time temperatures in the past two weeks have caused damage to the bloom in some areas. It is too soon to know yet what the full extent of the damage will look like.
Tree fruit crops in the Central Valley of California bloomed well this year. Favorable weather patterns should allow for the development of full crops from most orchards in 2021.
Current cold storage volumes of many fruits are below the ten year average. Blueberry is an exception to this.
As the winter snowpack melts over the spring and summer, it is a significant source of irrigation water for Washington State farms. The snowpack in Washington tends to peak in April. This year statewide snowpack measured 80% of normal according to the Department of Ecology...READ MORE