California walnut industry predicts early, good crop

California walnut industry predicts early, good crop

California walnut growers may harvest a 495,000 short ton crop this fall. Crop quality should be good. About 11,000 acres of walnut trees planted this year.

(California Walnut Commission)

The National Agricultural Statistics Service predicts a 2013 California walnut crop of 495,000 short tons; slightly lower than last year’s crop.

“We enjoyed a warm, dry spring which will allow us to harvest up to a week earlier than the 2012 crop,” says California Walnut Commission (CWC) Chairman Donald Norene.

“We are expecting good quality, plentiful walnuts for our customers around the

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