It’s Almond’s Time to Shine!
Welcome to Fall – and time for the Almond Harvest in California! Many consumers never to stop to think about where their fruits or nuts actually come from, but California is a huge nut-growing area –and Almonds are the earliest ones to harvest.
““This year’s crop is estimated to be 3 Billion pounds..”, according to Jake Samuel, CEO of Sunrise Fresh Dried Fruit, “This increase is attributed to a good bloom, favorable weather in February and a large number of younger orchards coming into full production –around 100,000 additional acres!”
Harvest 2020 has not been completely issue-free, as smoke from wildfires have lowered the ambient temperature, causing slower ripening. “This will not affect the Almond quality…” continued Samuel, “…but the lower orchard temperature will slow the drying process and lengthen the overall time of harvest.”
Sunrise Fresh Dried Fruit, besides being a provider of premium dried fruits is also a grower of both California Almonds and Walnuts. In addition, Sunrise Fresh has developed snacks that use both dried cherries, almonds, walnuts and even pecans.
“ This year, we will harvest approximately 1 million lbs. of Almonds, followed immediately by 2 million pounds of Walnuts – and this year, it looks as though we will have some overlap –which is a challenge for the Crews. Even though, reports from growers are that things are running smoothly and on time for the most part – quality looks good even for a larger crop!”
For more information on the Fruit and Nut harvest in California and the West Coast, please reach out to us anytime!