The 2019 Australian almond crop is estimated by the country’s almond processors and marketers to total 93,000 tonnes (about 102,500 tons), according to a report in the March Almond Bytes newsletter from the Australian Almond Board (ASA).
That’s up from 76,900 tonnes for the 2018 crop. The wide difference can partly be explained by the fact that more orchards in Australia come into production ever year.
“The dry seasonal conditions have led to outstanding quality in terms of flavor and color, with size grading similar to last year,” ASA reported. “Experienced growers believe the product quality is the best since the period 2008 to 2010 when the drought was impacting to produce fantastic almond kernels.
“The hot and dry conditions currently being experienced in the production regions are ideal for almond harvesting.”
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