December fruit report from California NASS

Grape growers in California continued to prune, irrigate, cultivate, and remove old vineyards in December, according to the California field office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Only a few grape varieties were still being picked, including Autumn Royal, Christmas Rose, Crimson Seedless and Kyoho.

The harvesting of pomegranates and jujubes ended in Fresno County and kiwifruit harvest was complete in Tulare County, NASS reported.

Post-harvest activities such as pruning and irrigation were underway in stone-fruit orchards. Harvest of raspberry and strawberry nursery stock continued.

Olives were harvested for oil. Almond and pistachio trees were being planted and pruning was underway in established orchards.

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