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2017 Almond Official Estimate
7/07/2017  |  Yuyin Hsiao

The Objective estimate for the 2017 crop is forecast at  2.25b.   Bearing acres are at  1,000,000 with the average yield at 2250 pounds per acre.

Non Pareil is forecast at 900m lbs which us up 10.7% from last year.  This is a surprise as many thought NP would be down.

The average nut set per tree is down, 7.2% from last year

The average kernel weight is up 6.1% from last year and kernel sizes are bigger.