Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Early harvesting of almonds

Authors

W. C. Micke
D. E. Kester
A. D. Rizzi
C. V. Carlson

Authors Affiliations

W. C. Micke is Extension Pomology Technologist; D. E. Kester is Associate Pomologist; A. D. Rizzi is Extension Pomologist, University of California, Davis; C. V. Carlson is Farm Adviser, Merced County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 20(12):14-16. DOI:10.3733/ca.v020n12p14. December 1966.

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Abstract

Harvesting almonds after most hulls have dehisced, but two to three weeks before the nuts become essentially dry on the tree, did not appear to affect yield in this study. Adverse effects on kernel and shell quality were evident, however. Allowing the almonds to dry on the ground for a few days to a week after knocking reduced or eliminated at least some adverse effects of this earlier harvesting on quality.

Micke W, Kester D, Rizzi A, Carlson C. 1966. Early harvesting of almonds. Hilgardia 20(12):14-16. DOI:10.3733/ca.v020n12p14
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