Early harvesting of almonds
AuthorsW. C. Micke
D. E. Kester
A. D. Rizzi
C. V. Carlson
Authors AffiliationsW. 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.
Hilgardia 20(12):14-16. DOI:10.3733/ca.v020n12p14. December 1966.
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.
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